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Our Acting Company

(Actors appear in no particular order)

Sharon Lawrence
You may know her from her multiple Emmy nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in the ground breaking NYPD Blue or as a stay-at-home prostitute in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, or as Izzy's tender but ditzy Mom on GREY'S ANATOMY (for which she earned her 4th EMMY nod) or a murderous realtor on MONK or a sociopathic serial killer on LAW AND ORDER:SVU, coming to terms with her long lost daughter on RIZZOLI & ISLES, speaking out for protection of endangered polar bears for the World Wildlife Fund or beating up Larry David on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Her 5th EMMY nomination came in 2021 as Lead Actress in a digital series -THE GAZE Currently you can find her starring in the series JOE PICKETT based on the best seller of the same name. Previously she starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the Showtime series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, and HOME BEFORE DARK for Apple. Many recurring roles include REBEL with Katy Sagal and Andy Garcia, CW's DYNASTY and CBS's CRIMINAL MINDS, Showtime's SHAMELESS, Netflix's THE RANCH opposite Sam Elliott, Amazon's THE LAST TYCOON, and the critically acclaimed series QUEEN SUGAR produced by Ava DuVernay. Also, Jenny Mollen's series I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY I AM for ABC digital, the unforgettable crossover episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and SCANDAL, BLUNT TALK with Sir Patrick Stewart and NBC's GAME OF SILENCE and several beloved holiday movies including the 2-time GLAAD Award nominated THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE on Hallmark. She headlined her own comedy series FIRED UP with Leah Rimini, Mark Feurestein and Jonathan Banks for NBC and starred in LADIES MAN starring Alfred Molina and Betty White for CBS. Other prominent appearances include her much Twittered about stints on ONE TREE HILL and DROP DEAD DIVA Audiences saw her on COMMUNITY, THE MENTALIST, BODY OF PROOF. Film work includes, SOLACE with Sir Anthony Hopkins, THE LOST HUSBAND with Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel, OF MIND AND MUSIC with Anjeannue Ellis and and the indie hit MIDDLE OF NOWHERE directed by Ava DuVernay (Best Director at Sundance Film Fest 2012; two GOTHAM AWARD and four SPIRIT nominations.) She headlined her own comedy series FIRED UP with Leah Rimini, Mark Feurestein and Jonathan Banks for NBC and starred in LADIES MAN starring Alfred Molina and Betty White for CBS. Other prominent appearances include her much Twittered about stints on ONE TREE HILL and DROP DEAD DIVA Audiences saw her on COMMUNITY, THE MENTALIST, BODY OF PROOF. An accomplished stage actress, and 2012 Lunt-Fontane Ten Chimneys Fellow, Sharon most recently appeared as Katharine Graham in a solo play about the lauded publisher of the Washington Post, and the IAMA Theatre Company member in the West Coast premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE directed by Jennifer Chambers. LA theatre includes her acclaimed performance in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX at the Mark Taper Forum, playing twenty different women in the LOVE, NOEL cabaret at The Wallis, -Noel Coward's final play, A. SONG AT TWILIGHT and as Vivian Leigh in ORSON'S SHADOW for which she was nominated for an Ovation Award, and won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award. She created the role of Maureen in the premier of Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR at the Mark Taper Forum and her last Broadway appearance was as Velma Kelly in CHICAGO. Sharon earned her BA in Journalism in 1983 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while playing leads in many productions at UNC-CH Playmakers Repertory Theater including THE THREE SISTERS, THE GREEKS, and Juliet in an original musical of Shakespeare's most famous romance called STAR-CROSSED LOVERS. She has been honored with UNC-Chapel Hill's Outstanding Young Alumni Award, served on the BoD for the University's General Alumni Association. She is the 2nd VP of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and is current Chair of the Board of Heal The Bay. Other acknowledgements of achievement include Prism, Method Fest, and Drama Logue Awards Twitter @sharonlawrence & Instagram @sharonelawrence
Salome Jens
Salome Jens has appeared in lead roles on Broadway in Far Country, Night Life, The Disenchanted, Patriot For Me, A Lie of the Mind. Her Off-Broadway credits include Eugene Ionesco's Bald Soprano and Jack or the Submission, Jose Quintero's award winning production of Circle in the Square's The Balcony, as well as Desire Under the Elms and A Moon For the Misbegotten, Shadow of Heroes, Deirdre of the Sorrows, U.S.A., among others. Ms. Jens was a charter member of Elia Kazan's company at Lincoln Center where she starred in After the Fall, Tartuffe, But For Whom Charlie and later under Jules Irving 's direction, Mary Stuart and Ride Across Lake Constance. She played the lead roles in Joe Papp's production of A Winter's Tale, and Anthony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival in Connecticut. She has performed both classics and new plays at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, L.A.T.C., and this past season appeared in Chekhov 's The Seagull and Play Strindberg by Dürrematt. Ms. Jens ' numerous television appearances include episodes of L.A. Law, MacGyver, Cagney and Lacey, Gunsmoke, and many more. Her Movie-of-the-Week appearances include From Here to Eternity, Tomorrow's Child, Portrait of A Mistress, The Grace Kelly Story, etc. She was a series regular on Superboy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Falcon Crest, Melrose Place, and most recently Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Her movie credits include Angel Baby, Seconds, Just Between Friends, Clan of the Cave Bear, and I'm Losing You. Ms. Jens' numerous awards include several L.A.'s Dramalogue Awards and San Francisco Bay Area's Critics Awards for ...About Anne, the Clarence Derwent Award for The Balcony, Straw Hat award for And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little and Chicago Critics Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten. She was also the narrator of The Great War and Shaping of the 20th Century, the acclaimed eight hour mini-series. For the past six years she has been a visiting Associate Professor at U.C.L.A. in the theater department. At NJ Rep, Ms. Jens played the role of Sarah Bernhardt in their critically acclaimed production of Memoir.
Katharine Houghton
Katharine appeared on Broadway in Our Town, The Front Page and A Very Rich Woman. She won the Theatre World award for her performance in A Scent of Flowers Off-Broadway in 1969. For several seasons she was a member of New York's Mirror Repertory Company where she played Mary Stuart (Vivat, Viva Regina!), Gabrielle (The Mad Woman of Chaillot), and Mary L. (The Time of Your Life). In 1987 she performed at New York's West Bank Cafe and at the Ivoryton Playhouse in her own trilogy, The Hooded Eye. In regional theatres she has played major roles in over fifty productions, including Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), Nina (The Seagull), Yelena (Uncle Vanya), Nora (A Doll's House) and Catherine (Suddenly, Last Summer). On television she was Nabby Adams in the award-winning Adams' Chronicles. She has appeared in both featured and guest roles in several series and soap operas, including All My Children and One Life to Live. In film she is best known for her role in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Other films include Ethan Frome, Mr. North, The Night We Never Met, Billy Bathgate, The Gardener and Let it Be You. She has performed her one-woman show To Heaven in a Swing, The Last Day in the Life of Louisa May Alcot in New York at the American Place Theatre, York Theatre and Barnard College, as well as in Houston, Amherst, Ivoryton Playhouse, Orchard House in Concord and various other regional theatres. Her play Buddha, was published in Best Short Plays of 1988. Other plays that have been produced include Merlin, The Merry Month of May, Mortal Friends, On the Shadyside, The Right Number and Phone Play. Her newest play, Only Angels, is in development in New York. Her screenplays include Spot, an animated/live action script co-written with Elizabeth Rose, The Heart of the Matter and Acting in Concert, co-written with Anna Littles. At NJ Rep, Katharine starred in Best Kept Secret, a play that she wrote.
Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker is an actor, author and playwright. His first play, The M Spot debuted at NJRep as did his second play, Fern Hill. He is pleased to present the world premiere of his third play, A Tailor Near Me, at NJRep as well. His short plays, Pittsburgh and Zazú have been presented as part of The West End Festival of The Arts. He has also written three memoirs and a novel, After Annie. He has acted over the last fifty years in theater, TV and film, most notably in the TV Series, L.A. Law.
Jill Eikenberry
Broadway – "Moonchildren," "All Over Town," "Watch on The Rhine," "Summer Brave" and "Onward Victoria." Off Broadway – "Uncommon Women and Others," "Eccentricities of A Nightingale," "Save Grand Central," "Life Under Water" (Obie Award), "Lemon Sky" (Obie Award), "A Picasso," "Enter Laughing – the Musical," "The Kid," (Drama Desk nomination), "Be A Good Little Widow," "Jericho," and "An Evening at the Talk House" by Wally Shawn. Regional - "The M Spot" and "Fern Hill" - both by Michael Tucker, and multiple productions of "Love Letters" by A.R Gurney. Film – "Between The Lines," "Butch and Sundance," "Arthur," "Rich Kids," "Hide in Plain Sight," "The Manhattan Project," "Something Borrowed," and "Young Adult" with Charlize Theron. TV – "L.A. Law" – 8 seasons – (5 Emmy nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award), "Chantilly Lace," "An Inconvenient Woman," "Judging Amy," "Law and Order," "Body of Proof."
Richard Kind
Broadway: The Big Knife (Drama Desk Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor and nominated for a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play), The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sly Fox, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Regional: Sondheim's Bounce! (Goodman Theatre and Kennedy Center); Candide (New York City Opera at Lincoln Center); The Lady in Question and Rough Crossing (Bay Street Theatre); Once in a Lifetime (Guthrie Theatre); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Power Failure (Actor's Studio Free Theatre Co.); The Seagull (Matrix Theatre); The Second City in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles; Working, All in the Timing, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, 12 Angry Men, Enemy of the People, and Synergy (LA Theatre Works). Film: Argo, Inside Out, Hereafter, Beau is Afraid, Bombshell, Tick, Tick…Boom, Suburbicon, A Serious Man, The Visitor, Cars, The Station Agent, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, A Bug's Life, Mr. Saturday Night, Clifford, and Stargate. Television (series regular): East New York, The Watcher, Red Oaks, Luck, Spin City, Mad About You, Head Cases, Big Mouth, and Carol Burnett & Co. Television (recurring): Young Sheldon, History of the World: Part II, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs, I'm Dying Up Here, Brockmire, The Other Two and more.
James Pickens, Jr.
James Pickens, Jr. is best known for his starring role as 'Dr. Richard Webber' these past 19 Seasons on ABC's hit television series Grey's Anatomy. His 40 year career in film, theater, and television include countless memorable performances. A partial list of his films include 42, Ghosts of Mississippi, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Traffic, Sleepers, Bulworth, Just Wright, Liberty Heights, Nixon, Homeroom, and Gridlock'd. His other notable television performances include Station 19, Roseanne, The Conners, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The X-Files, The West Wing, and NYPD Blue, just to name a few. His theater career began at Cleveland's legendary Karamu House, the oldest African American theater in the United States. New York theatre includes the original Negro Ensemble Company production of A Soldier's Play with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. As a member of the Circle Repertory Theater he performed in Balm in Gilead with Laurie Metcalf in co-production with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. He played 'Walter Lee' in the 25th Anniversary production of A Raisin In The Sun at the Roundabout Theater and he played 'Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King' for the Crossroads Theater in Roads To The Mountaintop. In Los Angeles, he performed with Brad Pitt and George Clooney for Director Rob Reiner in 8, based on the Prop 8 Marriage Equality case. He has recently turned his attention to producing and numbers among his projects Twin Territories (aka Untitled Bass Reeves Project) in development at Amazon.
John Lombardi
John Lombardi received his B.A. in Theatre from Roger Williams University, and his M.A. in Speech and Theatre from Montclair State University. Regional credits include Garfinkle in Other People's Money, Matt in Talley's Folly, Carew in Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde and Peter Quince in A Midsummer's Night Dream. As a member of The New Jersey Repertory Company, John created the roles of Harry in Harry and Thelma in the Woods and Jack Blake in Slave Shack.
Christine Lavin
Singer/songwriter/guitarist/concert artist Christine Lavin has recorded and released 13 solo albums of original material, sings her own and others' songs on three disks of the "Four Bitchin' Babes" (a group she founded, nurtured and performed in during the '90's) and has put together and produced 8 compilations showcasing the works of dozens of singer / songwriters. Christine created, directed, produced, and taught performance courses at the "Martha's Vineyard Singer / Songwriters' Retreat", two month-long events that gathered thirty American songwriters to meet, collaborate, and record new material in September of 1992 and 1993. She has won one NAIRD Award, two New York Music Awards, four ASCAP composer awards, the Kate Wolf Memorial Award and the 2001 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding New York Singer/Songwriter of the Year. Her songs have been performed in concert by such artists as the Dartmouth Decibelles, the Washington D.C. Gay Men's Chorus, Scottish troubadour Brian NcNeil, and international chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci. In April of 1998 the two-disk tribute project "Big League Babe" was released on the 1800 PRIMECD label (more than two dozen singer / songwriters recorded Christine's songs in secret and surprised her). Her song "Sensitive New Age Guy" is in the long-running Off-Broadway production of A ... My Name Will Always Be Alice, and her science-based song "If We Had No Moon" will be included in an album of all space-related music to be released by the National Space Society later in 2001. Christine performs 120 concerts per year, a career that continues to take her all over the US, Canada and Australia. She now performs wireless, enabling her, she says, "to turn any size concert hall into a living room." She also tells stories, twirls glowing batons on stage, and has most recently incorporated a digital phrase sampler into her live concert, enabling her to create improvised lyrics (and intricate vocal harmonies) on the fly. In her free time Christine writes essays and articles (The Washington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, Delta "Sky" Magazine, The Performing Songwriter Magazine) and was the host and now guest host for the popular "Sunday Breakfast" radio program on WFUV, 90.7, public radio from Fordham University in New York City.
Dan Lauria
Dan has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than twenty Movie Of The Week productions plus a score of motion picture credits.  Dan is a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions.  In 2010/11 Dan was seen on Broadway as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi in the long running production of LOMBARDI, with the beautiful and talented Judith Light playing Marie Lombardi.  The production was directed by Thomas Kail of Hamilton fame.  Dan returned to Broadway in the 2013 & 2014 holiday season with the production of the Tony nominated; A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical was directed by John Rando. For NJ Rep Dan wrote and starred in DINNER WITH THE BOYS which later moved to Off-Broadway. However, Dan is most recognized as the Dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning, ABC television show, THE WONDER YEARS.   Dan and dear friend, the lovely and talented Ms. Wendie Malick have performed the play THE GUYS for numerous theatre and firemen organizations around the country.  They now do LOVE LETTERS as well, for fund raising events for regional theatres.  Dan can currently be seen on the new Fox TV show PITCH as coach Al Loungo.
Marnie Andrews
Marnie's played leading ladies (Camelot, The Killing of Sister George, The Glass Menagerie) and originated roles in play premieres. Her screen work includes Hits, (directed by David Cross, Sundance Film Festival 2014,) TV shows, ER, Murder One, Wonder Years, and recurring with Mark Harmon on Reasonable Doubts. Her Los Angeles work garnered Dramalogue and Garland Awards. Marnie developed new plays with Merely Players in the 1970's, (which launched the careers of Jose Rivera and Jeffrey Hatcher.) She received the Berrilla Kerr Playwrighting grant and is a member of PLAYS IN PROGRESS, Hudson, NY. She collaborates with her photographer Jeff Jacobson on articles published internationally as well as multimedia pieces. Some highlights of thirty years as director are her Trojan Women, chosen by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for an international classical scholars and recent productions of The Mousetrap and Fifth of July, acclaimed by the American College Theatre Festival. AEA/SAG/AFTRA/UUP
Mare Akana
A native of Honolulu, HI, Mare Akana is a graduate of Syracuse University. As an actor/dancer, she has had the opportunity to portray men, women, and various animals. She appeared in the critically acclaimed New York production of Find Me A Voice and the original workshop production in Red Bank. Other Off- and Off-Off-Broadway credits include Tartuffe, Down the Road, Macbeth, and Welcome to the Moon. In addition to theatrical work, she does voice overs, industrials videos, and interactive murder mystery shows. She is the Drama Instructor for the Arts Access Program at the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, NJ. Mare is very pleased to be a founding member of the NJ Repertory Company, where she was seen in staged readings of Horrors of Doctor Moreau, Dancing with Harry, Past Palpable, Remember Me (with Kim Hunter and Bob Emmett), A Sight To See, Strangers in the Night (with Kelly Bishop) and Everyday Women.
Al Mohrmann
Al was recently seen in Centenary Stage Company's Alice in Ireland and. Al was last heard there as the voice of Byron Weld, the ailing radio DJ in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard. In the Fall, Al appeared at Centenary as Prosecutor Smith in The Tillie Project. Al has been a working actor for the past twenty years. During that span he has worked in theatre, film, television, commercials, and industrial films. In January he completed an eight-week run of Big Boys, a play co-produced by the New Jersey Repertory Company and Playwright's Theatre of New Jersey. In two earlier visits to NJ Rep., Al appeared as Jerry in the East Coast premiere of Maggie Rose, and as Fred in the world premiere of Till Morning Comes. Al has performed in a Murder Mystery while cruising down the Nile in Egypt, and in a wide variety of other Murder Mysteries in many exotic - and some not so exotic – locations around the world. Other favorite acting roles include Johnny in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn; Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet at the Ozark Actor's Theatre in Missouri; Artie in House of Blue Leaves at The Height's Players in Brooklyn; Morrell in Candida at The Seventh Sign in NYC; and James in A Circle on the Cross at The Open Eye, also in NYC. Al has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University (where he was also a Warner Teaching Fellow), and an MA in English Literature from the University of Michigan. Al would like to thank his wonderful wife Jessica, and his beautiful daughter Gillian, for letting him spend time at the theatre and play.
Philip Lynch
Philip (AEA) received his B.F.A. in Acting from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. His New York credits include Candide (78th Street Theatre Lab), Medea (Duality Playhouse), Boys in Bars (featuring Kevin Bacon), Flash, Adrift, and Sunday Morning. In Philadelphia, Philip starred in The Virgin Molly and When She Danced at the Wilma Theatre, Of Mice and Men at the Philadelphia Drama Guild, Don Juan, The Winters Tale, and Treasure Island at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and played the lead in Live Long, Drink Juice, an independent film. Most recently, Philip was seen in NJ Rep's Main Stage production of Ends. In addition, he has appeared in staged readings of The Horrors of Doctor Moreau, Past Palpable, Maggots, For the Love Juliet, Strangers in the Night with Kelly Bishop, and Greytop in Love with Kim Hunter and Bob Emmett.
Peter Zazzali
Peter has been working as a professional actor and director for over twenty-five years at such institutions as the Guthrie, The Acting Company, Target Margin, EST, and the NJ, Texas, and Utah Shakespearean Festivals, among numerous others. The Asbury Park Press selected his production of The Turn of the Screw as runner-up for best professional theatre in the state of NJ for 2004. In sum, Peter has either performed or directed in more than 100 professional productions throughout the US and Europe. A member of the acting faculty at both the American Musical Dramatic Academy and Hunter College, Peter's training includes CalArts (BFA), the University of Delaware (MFA), and CUNY (Ph.D.).
Brian O'Halloran
Brian has been primarily acting in independent films. His credits include Kevin Smith's Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Groupies, Dogma and Vulgar. A recent feature, Drop Dead Rose will be at the Phoenix Film Festival this spring. His theater credits include: Sylvia, Wait Until Dark, The Glass Menagerie, The Dresser, Dracula, and Crimes of the Heart. He starred in A World I Never Made at NJ Rep and An Unhappy Woman, and has also performed in several staged readings including Belial, The Body Guard, Panama, Looking for Love, The Good Daughter and Sight to See. He starred in the animated TV series Clerks. It is also being made into a feature film due to be released next year. Most recently he appeared in Kevin Smith's, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and was seen on The Tonight Show in the 10-minute film The Flying Car.
Kurt Elftmann
Kurt Elftmann is a veteran stage actor and a member of Actor's Equity Association as well as SAG and AFTRA who currently resides in New York City. He received his professional training at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy as well as in private study with his mentor the late Judy Magee. During a career that has garnered him several awards and honors, among them five OOBR Awards, Kurt has worked with such notable talents as Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, as well as Tony Award winners Anthony LaPaglia, Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, Pamela Isaacs and Lorraine Serabian. His off-Broadway appearances have included performances in Blue Light Theater Company's award winning revival of Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, directed by Joanne Woodward as well as creating several roles in the original workshop production of Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's Tony Award winning The Life, directed and choreographed by Joe Layton. From the beginning of his career Kurt has enjoyed being part of the new works development process and that commitment has continued with participation in ground breaking companies like New York's Expanded Arts, Hypothetical Theater Company and Workshop Theater. Kurt is also an original member of New Jersey Repertory Company and has been pleased to call it his artistic home-away-from-home, having taken part in many readings and two full productions; Octet and Slave Shack. Film work includes appearances in Happy Hour, with Mr. LaPaglia and Eric Stoltz and the romantic interest in the upcoming Slice. In December '06 Kurt will appear with Keir Dullea in the premiere production of the new play Strings in New York.
Clark Carmichael
This year, Clark Carmichael has appeared as Nick in Expecting Isabel at Dreamcatcher Rep, Michael in Dead Certain at the Bickford Theatre and George Deever in All My Sons at Two River Theater Company. Clark played a Jumper on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's Jumpers directed by David Leveaux and starring Simon Russell Beale. Regionally, he has appeared at the Missouri Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Theatre Project, Mill Mountain Theatre, The Acting Company, Hope Summer Rep, Apple Tree Theatre, New York State Theatre Institute, and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. On television, Clark appeared on As The World Turns, Campbell Scott's film Hamlet and will appear this season on Law & Order and Kidnapped. Clark holds a M.F.A. in acting and directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and BS in speech with a major in theatre from Northwestern University. Love and thanks to Lynn, Sean and Sara.
Rozie Bacchi
Rozie has appeared in NJ Rep's productions of Panama and Octet. She has appeared in several staged readings with NJ Rep including: Ferris Wheel, North Fork, For the Love of Juliet, Naked By the River,Van Choc Straw, and An Evening With Rozie. Some favorite theater credits include Don Quixote (National Tour), Lobby Hero (The Barrow Group and Theatre at St. Mary's), Jose Rivera's Sonnets for an Old Century (NY Premiere at The Barrow Group), Naked (E.S.T.), Gray Areas (The Cherry Lane Alternative), Selma's Break (All Seasons Theatre Group), Vice and Virtue (P.S. 122) Warren Leight's Princess of Babylon (original cast All Season's Theatre Group). Film and TV credits include: Summer of Sam, Girlquake, Errors Freaks and Oddities, Chips, One Life to Live, Saving Martin Lane (upcoming with Dylan Baker), The Method (upcoming with Steven Rendazzo). and several national commercials. She is a member of Actors Equity, SAG and AFTRA. Please visit Rozie's website at for more info.
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Susan won 2011Planet Connections Theater Festivity Award as Outstanding Actress in The Stranger to Kindness. She was nominated for Best Performance in the Leading Role of Dee by the Los Angeles Drama Critics for Charles Gordone's Pulitzer Prize winning play No place to be Somebody, a role she originated, presented at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, the Promenade, on Broadway, and first national tour. Other NY credits include Rilke's Stories of God, directed by Paul Sills, Still/Waiting for Lefty, directed by Shira Piven (Water Theatre Company/Tribeca Playhouse), and Braille Garden by Darrah Cloud (Latea). Her film credits include Mom in Sex and Violence, an award-winning independent film, and she has been seen and heard in several commercials on radio and television. Susan's previous work at NJ Rep includes: Main Stage: Leona Rostenberg, Bookends, musical; Sheila Gold in Apostasy, Find Me a Voice by SuzAnne and Gabor Barabas, Thelma in Harry & Thelma in The Woods, and Viginia Weems in Maggie Rose, Theatre Brut: Robin Rice Lichtig's Bronco Busters (Horse Betty), and Save the Turkey (Mama Turkey). She is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop.
Dana Benningfield
Dana is thrilled to be returning to the NJ Rep stage. Previous NJ Rep credits include Mike Folie's Lemonade, Gino DiIorio's Winterizing the Summer House (world premiere), Moise Kaufman's The Laramie Project ("Best New Jersey Premiere" – Star-Ledger), Sandra Perlman's In Search of Red River Dog, and Mark Dunn's North Fork (nominated "Best Featured Actress" by the Star-Ledger). She has also had the pleasure of directing two NJ Rep mainstage productions: Vincent Sessa's A Child's Guide to Innocence and Charlie Schulman's Character Assassins. Select New York credits: Ross Howard's Picture Ourselves in Latvia (U.S. Premiere, published by Samuel French, produced by New Light Theatre Project), Victor Bumbalo's Questa (New York premiere - Wings Theatre), Responsible Parties by Jeffrey Sweet (Miranda Theatre), A Room in the Middle by Vladimir Zelevinsky (Metropolitan Playhouse) as well as numerous script-in-hand readings at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 78th Company, Lark Theatre Company and MCC Playwright's Coalition. Additional regional credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (BAMA Theatre Co/NJ State Theatre), Richard III, Henry VI-Part A & B, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twelfth Night, Dr. Faustus, Trojan Women, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Erik Gernand's The Beautiful Dark (Premiere Stages), Richard II and Love's Labours Lost (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Tom Sawyer (Dallas Theatre Center); Russell Davis' Song of Grendelyn (Playwrights Theatre of NJ). Film/TV: Docs and Robbers, Bust (with Dan Lauria), Redrum (Investigation Discovery Channel).
Ames Adamson
NJ Rep credits: Panama, Maggie Rose, Old Clown Wanted, Tilt Angel, Tour de Farce, Circumference of a Squirrel, Engaging Shaw, Admit One and Butler (at NJ Rep and their off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatre). Recently played Fennyman in Shakespeare in Love at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The Christians at Syracuse Stage and The Wilma. Caught at InterAct Theater in Philadelphia.
Duncan Rogers
Duncan M. Rogers is happy to return to NJ Rep after some time. The last project he was part of here was, oddly enough, a film. Duncan directed a short film called "Bust" written by NJ Rep member Dana Benningfield and starring Dan Lauria, Dana and another NJ Rep member Philip Lynch and shot in the rehearsal room which was remade into a police interrogation room by another NJ Rep member Jessica Parks. Bust is but one of 4 short films he has directed with over 60 festival appearances amongst them. Last time on NJ Rep stage he starred in Mike Folie's "Naked by the River". Earlier this season he directed the Bickford Theater production of "Murder in Green Meadows" followed by playing all the male leads in Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" on the same stage. He is a founding company member of NJ Rep and participated in the very first public reading the theater had back in 1998. Other NJ roles include Sidney Brustein in The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window, Mark in Still Life and Sterling in Mauritius, all with The Women's Theater Company. NYC Off Broadway credits include The Wild Duck and Little Eyolf at The Century Center for the Performing Arts, and productions at The Connolly Theater, The Sanford Meisner Theater, Theater for The New City and many others. Television credits include NY Undercover, Dellaventura, and 30 Rock. He is the multiple award winning writer, director and founder of Freshwater Films, LLC and his films have been seen from Boonton to Beijing and Asbury Park to Australia and have won Best cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Elizabeth Franz in THE READER) and 6 Best Short Film awards
Warren Kelley
At New Jersey Rep Warren has appeared in The Little Hours, Evie's Waltz, and the World Premiere of Charlie Schulman's Character Assassins. In New York Warren starred as George Bernard Shaw in John Morogiello's Engaging Shaw, which made both The New York Times Critic's Picks and New York Magazine Editor's Picks. At such prestigious Off Broadway theatres as The Mint, The York and Abingdon Theatre Company he has played opposite Fred Willard, David Rasche, Simon Jones, Mia Dillon, Keir Dullea and Sally Struthers. On the regional circuit Warren has an extremely busy and varied career having appeared in more than 175 productions to date. Traversing between the classics, contemporary plays and musical theatre he has worked at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Walnut St. Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Florida Studio Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, Two River Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Co., Riverside Theatre, and Cape Playhouse, to name a few. In recent seasons he has played leading roles in The Foreigner, A Little Night Music, The Comedy Of Errors, Blithe Spirit, Dinner With Friends, An Ideal Husband, Art, Sleuth, Boeing-Boeing, Sylvia, and My Fair Lady. Warren's awards and nominations: New York Innovative Theatre Award, Carbonell Award, Cincinnati Acclaim Award, Cincinnati Entertainment Award, Connecticut Critics Circle and the BroadwayWorld Florida Award.
Gregory Mikell
Gregory is pleased to make his debut with the Quantum Theatre's Breakfast With Mugabe. Other work includes Othello and Macbeth as part of New Perspective Theatre's Shakespeare's Villains series, New Jersey Repertory's Theatre- Brute Series, All For Love with Boomerang Theatre at NY Center Stage, The Exonerated at Florida Studio Theatre, Gentleman caller in a Creative Artist Lab adaptation of The Glass Menagerie as well as The Seagull. Other work includes Wings Theatre Company's Richard The Lionheart while rehearsing with Stage East ensemble for a production of Lee Blessing's A Walk In The Woods in the role of John Honeyman. Soon after, he played the role of Kulygin in Chekhov's Three Sisters with the Prospect Theatre Company, The Memory Orchestra at HERE Art Center, Welcome To Our City by Thomas Wolfe at The Mint Theatre, toured with Theatre Works USA's The Color of Justice by: Cheryl Davis. Other favorite roles include Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Cloten in Cymbeline, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy. Recent film credits include the lead role in the Indie GUN; Broken City, shorts: Heart Attack and Buddy Hampton, as well as being a voice-over artist. You can view his work at 
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Jim Donovan (A.E.A.) has acted locally, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country, including Theatre for a New Audience, La Mama, and Riverside Shakespeare in NYC; South Coast Repertory and others in California, and Theatre at Monmouth, Oldcastle Theatre and Portland Stage in New England. At New Jersey Repertory, Jim served as Director and Actor in Tomorrow's Promise, a project he helped to develop in response to the events of 9-11-01. In addition, Jim appeared as the Cellist in the premiere of Octet. He has also participated in many of NJ Rep's staged readings. In addition to his work at NJ Rep, Jim made an Equity Special Appearance in the title role in Barnum at Holmdel Theatre Company. Prior to that, Jim served as Faculty Guest Artist at Monmouth University, appearing as Galileo in Brecht's Galileo and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. In addition to playing numerous roles in classical and contemporary plays, Jim has performed in musical theatre and operatic productions, including work with the Monmouth Civic Chorus and Monmouth Conservatory of Music. Jim has enjoyed directing as well, from children's opera to college and professional productions. He directed, scene-designed and wrote music for a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Holmdel Theatre Company. Currently, Jim is working hard to create a Cultural Arts & Enrichment Center so that music and arts may play a greater role in his town, Holmdel, NJ. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California at Irvine. He has taught Acting and Theatre courses there, at Monmouth University, and for the Holmdel Township Recreation Department. Jim has been a member of the NJ Rep company since 1998.
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Barney Fitzpatrick's films include The Script (2008) written and directed by Fabio Carli, The Invasion (2007) with Nicole Kidman, Rocky Balboa (2006) directed by Sylvester Stallone, Rocco's Dead, A Normal Life, Might Aphrodite directed by Woody Allen, Hollywood Pennsylvania, and Bravo Giorgio. TV credits include A War of China's Fate (mini-series), The Wire, Chappelle's Show, Law & Order, Ed, Student Abroad, and All My Children among others. Theater credits include The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Seagull, Becket, Social Security, A Flea In Her Ear, The Last Mile, Emil and The Girl With The High Rouge and many others. Barney is represented for film by Meg Pantera, The Agency (212 291-9330), and for commercials with CESD Talent Agency (212 477-1666) in New York.
Marc Geller
For New Jersey Rep Marc has directed productions of Angels and Ministers of Grace, Noir, Donna Orbits the Moon, & Juliet and Middlemen and acted in Engaging Shaw, as well as several Theatre Brut Festivals and numerous staged readings. Marc's other directing credits include: Two-Headed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Souvenir at StageWorks/Hudson, the world premieres of Acts of Love at the Kirk Theatre and Ascension at the Lion Theatre both on Theatre Row and The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison at the Cherry Lane Theatre. His regional acting credits include the world premiere of The Pilgrim Papers at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mystery of Irma Vep at Seven Angels Theatre, Disgraced and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Cape May Stage, A Christmas Carol (for the past five years) at the Hanover Theatre, West Side Story at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Darkside and The Normal Heart at Burning Coal Theatre, Death and the Maiden at New Stage Performing Arts Center and the world premieres of Trio Sonata and Gesualdo for the Women's Theatre Company. Marc's NYC acting credits include: the Off Broadway productions of Nora and The Dybbuk at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, Professor Bernhardi at the Barrow Group Theatre, Cloud 9 at the Perry Street Theatre, Adjoining Trances at the Beckett Theatre, Engaging Shaw at the Abingdon Theatre (Ab*ie Award Best Actor 2009-2010), Marat/Sade at the Clurman Theatre, As Is at the 45th Street Theatre, Holy Ghosts at the Judith Anderson Theatre and the world premieres of The Blue Flower, Critical Mass, The Frankenstein Summer, Naked Will, Bomber Jackets and Prince Hal as well as the first NYC revivals of Shopping and Fucking, Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love, Bent and Exit The King. Marc can currently be seen channeling to the dead, as psychic medium Kenneth Quinn on The Onion. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
David Sitler
David is thrilled to be a part of this great new play. He was last seen in BROTHER WOLF at Triad Stage in NC. Here at NJ REP you might remember him from SHELTER FROM THE STORM, tEMP oDYSSEY, and a few Monday night readings. Broadway- AN INPECTOR CALLS, FROST/NIXON w Stacy Keach (tour), Off- Broadway- Irish Rep, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Regionally from Maine to Utah in over 100 productions playing from Atticus to Scrooge including here in NJ at Centenary Stage, Holmdel, Surflight, Trump Plaza, 12 Miles West, and Luna Stage. Film: Ghetto Dawg, Black Dog Red Dog, The Challenger and TV: ZERO HOUR, LAW AND ORDER-SVU, RELEASED. Thanks to Suz Anne, Gabe, Joe, a great company, Judy Boals , Don Buchwald and wife/actor Carolyn Popp. More info at
Doris Dunigan
Doris has performed with various theater companies, among them Circle Players, Mixed Company Productions, and NJ Public Theater. She studied acting with Michael Beckett and Elizabeth Dillon, voice with George Axiltree, at H. B. Studios, and Classical Technique with Judy Magee. She was also a student at ATI in Red Bank. As a Founding Member of StoneGate Artists' Ensemble, she has performed in The Perfect Party, 'Night Mother, Belles, Beyond Therapy, Jake's Women, and the female version of The Odd Couple. At NJ Rep, Doris has appeared in numerous staged readings including The Chance of a Lifetime, Helen's Most Favorite Day, The Spanish Jade, and in the second stage production of Joe Pintauro's Raft of the Medusa and the mainstage production of Mark Dunn's Octet.
Carol Todd
Carol Todd was most recently seen by NJ Rep audiences as Andrea in the World Premiere of Jack Canfora's Place Setting. Prior, Carol appeared as Josette in Lee Blessing's Whores, a co-production between NJ Rep and Playwright's Theatre of NJ. Other favorite experiences on NJ stages include playing Sadie Thompson in Rain (East Lynne Theatre Company), rock star Melinda Avery in the world premiere of Russell Davis' The Song of Grendelyn (Playwrights Theatre of NJ), Elsa in The Road to Mecca, Betty in Betty's Summer Vacation and Isabella Bird in Top Girls (The Theatre Project). In NYC, she was a founding member of the Harbor Theatre, a company dedicated to the development of new American plays, originating the role of Anna in Edmund DeSantis' Making Peter Pope. Other credits include performances with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Luna Stage, 12 Miles West, the Bickford Theatre, Foundation Theatre, NADA, the NY Fringe Festival and national tours with George Street Playhouse and the Shoestring Players. Carol has been featured on HBO as part of their Actual Jokes series and starred in the independent films The Waiting Room, A Woman in New Bedford and Dead Fish. Carol is also a founding partner of Stir - A Production House and is currently helming the production of her short film screenplay, Showers of Happiness. (
Catherine Eaton
Catherine was last seen by NJRep audiences in Child's Guide to Innocence. Recent stage work includes Carnegie Hall (Corsetless, The Bohemians), Pittsburgh Public Theater (Electra, title role), Guthrie Theatre (Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Importance of Being Earnest, Venetian Twins, A Christmas Carol), Origin Theatre (Clocks and Whistles), Fulton Opera House (August: Osage County, Michael Archangel), Merrimack Rep (The Exceptionals), Irish Classical (Hedda Gabler, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Cobbler), Blue Heron (Bee Luther Hatchee), Hampton Shakespeare (Comedy of Errors), Luna Stage (Reparation). Television: recurring role of Sherry on All My Children. Film: Twin Primes, Training Day, The Collaboration, Last Seen, Miss Bertram's Awakening, Showers of Happiness, With or Without You. Awards: Katharine Cornell, acting; Field Report, writing; Emmy Award, production; NYFA Fellowship. Founding partner of the production house, Stir. She wrote and performs the solo-show, Corsetless, which has toured internationally and is being adapted for film. Training: BA Cornell University, MFA Univ of MN. &
Alexandra Cremer
Favorite roles include Mrs Alving in Ghosts ( Secret Theatre), Sue in the Exonerated ( Red Fern Theatre) Kate in Sylvia ( Theatre Barn) Goneril in King Lear ( Yorkk Shakespeare) Gertrude in Hamlet, Titania in Midsummer Nights Dream. Film and television credits include lead roles Relevance, and Revenge, and featured roles in Law and Order, Law and Order SVU and The Good Wife. Alexandra is also a member of the sketch comedy group Scapegoat Productions.
Alice Connorton
Alice Connorton has been a member of NJ Rep since 2000 and has been seen here in readings, "The Giant Princess," and "The Women of Lockerbie." Other work includes the National Actors Theater Broadway revival of "Inherit The Wind," "Playing for Time" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ann in "The Castle and Sister Whiney in "Nuns Against Filth." She has acted on "Law and Order" and is in the movie "Metropolitan."
Camille Mazurek
Camille Mazurek is thrilled to be a member of NJ Rep. An alumna of Case Western Reserve University and the Williamstown Theatre Festival she has worked in the theatre as an actress, producer and voice teacher/vocal coach. Teaching credits include Chairing the Voice and Speech Division at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy; and working as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where she received a teaching award. As an actress she has toured nationally with Poetry Alive! Inc. and TheatreworksUSA. She spent a season at the St. Croix Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and has appeared in numerous productions in New York City and regionally. Favorite roles include: the title roles in Lysistrata, Julius Caesar, The Totally True Completely Fictional Story of the Mother of Jesse James, and Becky's New Car; Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Dottie Otley in Noises Off; Miranda in There Shall Be No Night; and Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice. Film and TV: Ghost Stories, Jane Street, Latin Boys Go to Hell, and two appearances on The Onion News Network.
Kathleen Goldpaugh
Kathleen began her professional acting career 20 years ago in Washington DC at the Back Alley Theatre, playing Ruth in Compulsion - a compelling piece about the Leopold and Loeb trial. Since then she has appeared nationally on stage, in films, on television, and in commercials and industrials. Most recently she was Sister Kay on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Kathleen has guest and co-starred in several other series and soaps, including ED, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homicide: Life on the Street, Spin City, Loving, and As the World Turns. Her film credits include Autumn in New York, Celebrity, Maze - starring and directed by Rob Morrow, Her Alibi, Tin Men and Pollock - starring and directed by Ed Harris. At New Jersey Repertory Company, Kathleen has appeared in Michael T. Folie's An Unhappy Woman, Mark Dunn's Octet, and the world premiere production of Immortal Interlude. Other regional credits include Merrily We Roll Along and The Cherry Orchard at Arena Stage, Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center, The Diary of Anne Frank and Love and Anger at Roundhouse Theatre, Side by Side by Sondheim and She Loves Me at Off-the-Circle Theatre, Sylvia and An Inspector Calls at Wayside Theatre. Kathleen received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her work in Horizon's production of A...My name is Alice and worked with Rita Moreno and John Wesley Shipp at Virginia Beach Shakespeare. Kathleen's NYC credits include the world premiere of George F. Walker's Suburban Motel - Problem Child at Rattlestick, Extra Credit with the Circle Rep Outreach Program, and Meg in A Lie of the Mind at the Miranda Theatre. This singer/actress who moves well is also a Reiki practitioner and has worked as a high school teacher and counselor over the past 25 years. She started very, very young. Now, she stays young by being a SAG Book Pal and reading to youngsters at PS 3 in NYC, and thanks the Universe every day for her friends, family and good fortune.
Cindy Carver
Cindy was born in Utah and grew up in Northfield, Minnesota. She appeared as Angelique in the NJ Rep/Playwrights Theatre of NJ production of Lee Blessing's "Whores." She was a founding member of The Greenwich House Theatre Company where she premiered in dozens of new plays and co-produced a reading of Gary Bonasarte's "The Marie Antoinette Society" (with Kim Hunter and Allison Janney). She played Cora, Bibi and Annie in "Anatol" at the Foundation Theatre and Gertrude Stein in "Chamber Music" in the Banff School of Fine Arts Theatre Festival. NYC credits include the Wife, Whore, Etc. in "Blood on a Cat's Neck" (part of MOMA's Fassbinder Retrospective) and Renee de Sade in "The Comedy of the Marquis de Sade" with the Director's Company. Cindy is in Woody Allen's film "Small Time Crooks" (The Mom in the Cookie Shop) with Tracey Ullman. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and Tufts University and trained at The Drama Centre, London.
Andrea Miskow
Andrea Miskow (AEA) studied at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Regionally she has worked at the Hartford Stage Company appearing and understudying roles in The Trip to Bountiful, Metamorphoses, Homelife/The Zoo Story and Othello, and Living Roanoke with the Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA. New York credits include work with the Pearl Theatre on She Stoops to Conquer and Nathan the Wise, A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Catskill Shakespeare Festival, Julius Caesar at Trinity Players, Henry VIII at Judith Shakespeare, Macbeth at Expanded Arts, Independence with Active Drive Productions, Hello, from Bertha with the East Coast Players, Othello with the Women's Shakespeare Company, and Tortoise Shout at the Tribeca Playhouse. She has also appeared in productions with StageRight Productions and the Irish Arts Center. In San Francisco she appeared in Hard Times, and Caucasian Chalk Circle with the San Francisco Theatre Project and The Killer at the Exit Theatre. She has appeared in several independent films including, Frijolito Go!, A More Perfect Union and Sacred, as well as many regional and national television commercials and voiceovers.
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Carla (SAG-AFTRA) has written and performed in many sketch comedy and improv groups, and most recently appeared as the title role in the production of Juno and the Paycock at the New York Irish Center. She also wrote and performed her one-woman show Sense and Sense Memory at the PIT. Carla also wrote and performed in Soylent Monday at the Producer's Club and Sketch Therapy at the Duplex. She has also written for, and performed in, two productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and has twice participated in the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Carla produced and starred in Waiting..., an original comedy which played at The Acting Studio. Carla can be seen occasionally on Saturday Night Live. Her training includes work with the RSC, HB Studio, Lee Strasberg Institute and Weist-Barron. A native New Yorker, Carla has also lived in both Dublin and London. Visit her website at
Lindy Regan
Lindy Regan is pleased to have been a member of NJ Rep since it held nothing but a lot of potential, a couple of chairs and its breath. She last appeared here as Dorothea Wesbrook in Eleemosynary and has been an actor, director and narrator for many of the company's staged readings. Favorite regional roles include Maggie and Rose Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, Grace Tranfield in The Philanderer, Varya in The Cherry Orchard, Anka in Hunting Cockroaches and Olimpia in The Conduct of Life. After a long career in broadcasting, she is currently directing and reading audio books for the BBC and several major U.S. publishers. She received her training at Brown University.
Deborah Rayne
Deborah Rayne (Baum) is best known to NJ Rep audiences for playing Cassie in "The Good Daughter", Maria/Marion/Marilyn in "A Child's Guide to Innocence" and Samantha in "Apple". An honors graduate of Hofstra University, with her BFA in performance, Deborah has enjoyed a blossoming acting career over the past few years. Some favorite theatre credits include, "Crimes of the Heart" (Meg), "Lobby Hero" (Dawn), "Hamlet" (Ophelia), "The Baby Dance" (Wanda), "Spike Heels" (Georgie), "I Hate Hamlet" (Deirdre), "Steel Magnolias" (Shelby), "Noises Off" (Brooke) and "Three Days of Rain" (Nan/Lila). TV credits include, "All My Children", "A Gifted Man" and "Unforgettable". Look for her in the world premiere play, "Spirits of Exit Eleven" Off Broadway at the Lion theater in January, 2013.
Andrea Gallo
New York: Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night; The Respectful Prostitute; Ring Round the Moon; Hidden Voices (w/Terrence Mann); world premieres of Strings, The Velvet Oratorio, Frankie, Coney, and The Chaos Theories. Regional: The Niceties, Chester Theatre Company; The Last Romance and Private Lives, Riverside Theatre; Third, TheaterWorks Hartford; Good People, St. Louis Rep; Over the River and Through the Woods, Florida Rep; The Last Romance and The Language Archive, Public Theatre; Mercy and the Firefly, Luna Stage; Murderers, Hudson Stage; A View From The Bridge, Nevada Rep; Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Evie's Waltz, Tilt Angel, tempOdyssey, and two solo shows, Broomstick and Donna Orbits the Moon, NJ Rep; What Every Woman Knows, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, Lettice and Lovage, I'm Not Rappaport, Horse Cave Theatre. TV/Film: City on a Hill, Law and Order: SVU, Sober, On Settling Down, Look on the Bright Side, Brooklyn Battery, The Query, Chasing Taste, The Date and Across Dot Ave. Earphones Award winner for audiobook narration. BA, Tufts University; MFA, Temple University. Fulbright Recipient (Paris, France).
Natalie Wilder
(AEA/SAG/AFTRA) Natalie most recently appeared at NJ Rep playing the multiple roles of Paulette Goddard, Gloria Hatrick McLean and Jutta Remarque in the world premiere of Puma by Julie Gilbert and Frank Evans. Other mainstage NJ Rep appearances include: Mary Cole in the world premiere of Dead Ringer by Gino DiIorio, Rachel Gold in the world premiere of Apostasy by Gino DiIorio, Diversion in Spain by Jim Knable, a co-production between New Jersey Rep and Playwrights Theatre of NJ, and Underground Rep. Previous readings include: Leaf by Chiori Miyagawa, Swamp Redemption by Kelsie Chance, Electra Orleans by Joe Musso, The Rabbit Lady of Godalming by Brian Richard Mori, October 1962 by D.W. Gregory, Apostasy and Dead Ringer, both by Gino DiIorio. Natalie's work in the Theatre Brut festivals includes: The Hard Way by Gino DiIorio, My Yeti Dreams by Lisa Dillman, Coffee Talk by Brian Richard Mori, Life 101 by Robin Rice-Lichtig, and American Think Tanks by Isabella Russell-Ides. New York credits include: Multiple roles in Those Whistling Lads, a play based on the life and work of Dorothy Parker by Maureen Van Trease which made it's world premiere in the 2008 Midtown International Fringe Festival, Phaedra in the NY premiere of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, and Mouth in Samuel Beckett's Not I for The Chocolate Factory, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona for The Deptford Players, Lady Anne in Richard III and Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor for Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Hypatia in Misalliance, and Lucille in A Flea in Her Ear for Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Beth in Dinner With Friends and Babe in Crimes of the Heart for Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, and Maggie in The Crimson Thread for Dr. Guffy/Wings Theatre. Favorite regional credits include Rose in A Shayna Maidel with The Human Race, Celia in The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It with Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Maria in El Grande de Coca Cola with The Civic Theatre of Central Florida, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show with Playhouse on the Square. Natalie is also a member of Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT, where she has appeared in multiple roles in Almost, Maine, as The Bogle in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol , as Carol in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and in multiple roles in acclaimed runs of four-person adaptations of Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the latter being a world premiere. She is currently in development with Oldcastle Theatre Company to play Dorothy Parker in an upcoming world premiere production, Fresh Hell, by Eric Peterson.
Kevin Sebastian
NYC: Waiting for the Bus (American Globe Theatre Best Actor Award), Samaritans or Where is Sylvia (Best Supporting Actor nom.), The Adding Machine (Off-Broadway), Importance of Being Earnest, Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, Intermezzo (NYC Opera at Lincoln Center), Rollo's Wild Oat (Metropolitan Playhouse), Dark of the Moon, and Hamlet. Regional: Clandestine Marriage (Daily Record Award) and The Mousetrap at Centenary Stage, Valhalla (Star-Ledger nomination) and Omnium Gatherum at The Theater Project, Noises Off (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Underpants (with director Martin Platt) at White Heron Theatre Co, R&G Are Dead (Mirror Repertory), Sick (with director Benjamin Klein) at NJ Repertory, Death of a Salesman (Arkansas Repertory), Romeo & Juliet (Tri-State Actors Theater). Film & TV: CBS's "Blue Bloods", "Saturday Night Live", "Killswitch" (Cannes Film Festival), "The Man with the Red Right Hand" (Tribeca VisionFest), "The Grid" TV pilot (NYC Intl' Film Fest Best Pilot Award), "Alto" (Tribeca VisionFest Audience Award), hit webseries "Producing Juliet", writer & producer on "Redheads Anonymous", and a slew of commercials. NJ born and Monmouth County bred! @KevSebastian
Kenneth Lee
A native of Singapore, Kenneth has directed, written and performed both in the United States and internationally. He wrote and directed Papercranes, Life is but a Dream and Suite One: Justice, a short film. Acting credits in Asia: Arsenic and Old Lace, Death of a Salesman, Lovers and Other Strangers, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard. He also appeared in the Asian television sitcom Under one Roof. New York credits include: The Rimers of Eldritch, The Robbers, The Sound of a Voice, Richard III and The Tempest. West Coast credits include: Son of Arlecchino, The Winters' Tale, Leonce & Lena, The Water Engine. Most recently, he appeared in New Jersey Shakespeare Festival's production of Pericles directed by Gabrielle Barr and won an Off-Off Broadway Review Award for founding his theatre company Method2Madness. Kenneth made the Dean's List and received his BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He held a triple major in English, Cinema, and Acting, and graduated with high honors. He also trained at the Public Theatre's Shakespeare Lab in NYC. He recently received his MFA in Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
John FitzGibbon
This is John's 13th play at NJ Rep: others include Immortal Interlude, Bakersfield Mist, Puma, Saving Kitty, Touch of Rapture, Winterizing the Summer House and The Play's the Thing. He recently played "Saint Peter" in The Trial of Martin Luther for FPAtheatre at the Pearl Theatre and Sel Trevoc in A Better Place at the Duke Theatre, NYC. Favorite roles: "Robert" in Bird Sanctuary w/ Hayley Mills and Elizabeth Franz (Alabama Shakespeare); "Lord Burleigh" in Mary Stuart (TheatreWorks in Colorado Springs); "Donald" in A Passionate Woman w/ Loretta Swit (Cocoanut Grove Playhouse); "Oswald" in Ghosts w/ Kim Hunter (Stuart Vaughan's New Globe Theatre); "Sidney" in Men of Mah Jongg (Mark Medoff, director); "Cosme McMoon" in Souvenir (Marc Geller, director); "Delmore Schwartz" in Klonsky & Schwartz (NJ Rep, SuzAnne Barabas, director); "Ule Enevold" in Poetry of Pizza (Virginia Stage); "Nick" in Sight Unseen (Carbonell Nomination); "Jim Tyrone" in Moon for the Misbegotten (Best of Boston Award); lame beggar in Yeats' Cat and the Moon (Jean Erdman's Theatre of the Open Eye : OBIE Nomination). FILM: "Professor Baines' in Shock Act (Best Short, Tribeca Film Fest '04); the lead in Green Lights (Ithaca Films). He has recorded six books for He is an accomplished pianist/composer: selections from his CD Reflections were recently used as the soundtracks for the Caldwell Theatre Production of Next Fall and are available at
Ian August
Ian August is a NJ based actor, playwright and lyricist. NJ Rep Acting credits include Immortal Interlude, Raft of the Medusa, Tilt Angel, TempOdyssey and Panama. His full-length plays include: Donna Orbits the Moon (World Premiere NJ Repertory Company, Passage Theatre Company, Utah Contemporary Theatre; winner Barbour Memorial Playwright Award 2010), Missing Celia Rose (NYC Summer Play Festival; Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Playfest 2009"; Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society), Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey (NY Fringe 2011), Natural History (NY Fringe 2009) and The Aisling (winner of 2009 Heiress Productions New Play Series as For Mother's Song). Mr. August's short plays have been produced around the world; he is a winner of the 31st Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival with Le Supermarche, or What I Did for Lunch (2005). Mr. August is a frequent contributor to NJ Rep's Theatre Brut Short Play Festival (Abraham on the Mount, Le Supermarche, The Saga of Ginny, Rookie of the Year) and is a founding member of Passage Theatre's Playwright's Lab. He is currently developing a new play called The Goldilocks Zone and a contemporary comedic novel, titled And With Gills. His works have been published by Smith and Kraus, Samuel French Inc., and the One-Act Play Depot.
Gary Martins
Gary's most recent N.Y. appearance was in The Famous Ghost Monologues, at the Abdingdon Theatre, and prior to that, in Meeting, a finalist for the Samuel French Festival. A long time member of 12 Miles West Theatre Co. in Montclair, he was Dimitri in the New Jersey premiere of The Brothers Karamozov, and part of the award-winning trio in A Complete History of America: Abridged. He has appeared with Alliance Rep as Ross inA Few Good Men and he works regularly with Strange Dog Productions, most recently playing Buzz in Things That Happen in Bars. Other credits include Search and Destroy, All The Rage, A Good Kid, Italian American Reconcilliation, and Four Dogs and a Bone, to name a few. As a director, Gary has helmed everything from musical comedy to the classics, with several hailed on "Best of Season" lists. Gary recently lent his voice to narrate the independent film The Accord.
Douglas Taurel
Douglas Taurel originates from Texas. Performed George in Of Mice and Men (dir. by Pat Diamond) at Urban Stages, Lee & Austin in True West (dir. by Tim Phillips) at the New York Irish Center and Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland where it received a 4 and 5 star reviews. Other credits: The Ring (dir. by Stephen Jobes), Edward Albee's Workshop (dir. Edward Albee), The New York Shakespeare Project, Abingdon Theater, The Drilling Company, Looking Glass Theater, Naked Angles, Trilogy Theater, The Rope by Plautus (The Strand Theater), The Lost Colony (Wayside Theater N.C. dir. Fred Chappell) New York's Fringe Festival, New York's Strawberry Festival (Finalist), Chilean Classic Hechos Consumados (dir. Martin Balmaceda at Northwestern University). Feature films: A Beautiful Mind, Immigration at HBO Latin Films Festival, Help Wanted (voted Cinequest Online Viewers Choice award for 2005) and recently finished filming The Better Born (dir. by Robert Lopuski). TV: Law & Order, Guiding Light, All My Children, PBS, Nickelodeon.
David Volin
The Women of Lockerbie marks David's fourth appearance with NJ Rep, (not counting Theatre Brut) having last been seen in their critically acclaimed production of Klonsky & Schwartz under the direction of SuzAnne Barabas. Previous NJ Rep credits include The Laramie Project, and Raft of the Medusa. Some of David's other performing credits include Moll at the Walnut Street Theatre, Little Murders and The Underpants with Shadow Lawn Stage, Dirty Blonde with the Women's Theater Company, Lost in Yonkers with The Theater Project, rogerandtom with Personal Space Theatrics, two productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Tri State Actors Theater and Holmdel Theatre Company, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Art, and On the Verge or the Geography of Yearning, all with Tri-State Actors Theatre. David also has various Film, Commercial, Industrial, and Voice Over credits that round out his body of work. A graduate of New York University, David has also taught the Michael Chekhov Technique in NYC and Chicago.
Cary Woodworth
Cary Woodworth, has been performing on stage since he was 12 He loves the theatre and appreciates every aspect of it's production. Selected theatre includes: An American Family (Folksbiene Yiddish Theater), Dewpoint (Hudson Guild), Mutant Sex Party (TheDrillingCompaNY), and The Dead Boy (NJ Rep). Cary made his film debut with Stephen Lang in the film, The Money Shot and appeared as Jeff in the ABC movie Mary and Rhoda starring Mary Tyler Moore, Zoolander with Ben Stiller as well as Almost Famous starring Kate Hudson, directed by Cameron Crowe. He also been the lead of several feature films shot in several different countries: Rule of Three, Life Translated, China 1949 and A True Story as well as five television series and guest appearances on TV shows Without a Trace and Louie. Cary also writes music and stories and speaks fluent German, Chinese and loves French. More info:
Michael Irvin Pollard
NJRep credits include LUCKY ME, HAPPY, RELEASE POINT, NIGHT TRAIN, YANKEE TAVERN, DEAD RINGER, APPLE, TEN PERCENT OF MOLLY SNYDER and BIG BOYS as well as several Theatre Brut festivals and numerous staged readings. Other regional credits include performances at Shadowland Stages, Centenary Stage Co., Forestburgh Playhouse, Seven Angels Theatre, The Theater Project, the Adirondack Theatre Festival, Writer's Theatre of NJ, the Depot Theatre, the Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre, George Street Playhouse and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where he was a member of the professional actor training program. In New York city Michael performed most recently in Pan Asian Rep's critically acclaimed production of DAYBREAK and is best known for his work in improvisation and sketch comedy, with performances in various venues including the West Bank Café, the West Side Arts Center, the Avalon Theatre and the Pearl Theatre.
Ugo N. Toppo
Ugo N. Toppo has performed since childhood when he was featured on network radio. His bass-baritone voice was and remains well demonstrated in commercials, musicals, night clubs and critically acclaimed spoken recordings of Poe, O'Henry, Ambrose Bierce and others. Mr. Toppo's on-stage credits are diverse, having performed both regionally as well as on and off Broadway. He has been featured in Taming of the Shrew, Rope, The Nutcracker Suite (portraying Herr Drosselmeyer with the American Ballet Company), Bus Stop, Rashomon, The Cave Dwellers, The Silver Whistle and as Nunzio Cristano in Over The River and Through the Woods at the Actors Playhouse in Florida.; his musical roles include Celebration, South Pacific, King and I, Meet Me in St. Louis, Good Friends, Falstaff, and The Guys From Siracusa (the latter three, world premieres). For eleven years, Mr. Toppo served as artistic director of Rainbow Theatre at the Stamford Center for the Arts in Connecticut where he staged original plays of interest, not to mention numerous traditional and contemporary classics including Awake and Sing, Butley, That Championship Season (nominated in 1994 as Best Play/Best Director by the CT Critics Circle), The Deadly Game (voted one of the Ten Best Plays of 1993 by the CT newspapers), The Price, The Showoff, They Knew What They Wanted, and the world premiere of the new musical, Marilyn and Joe. In addition, he has directed at the Intar Theatre, Lincoln Center, Circle in the Square, Goodman Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, and ACT, and was Co-founder of Maxwell Anderson Playwrights Series. Mr. Toppo is delighted to be affiliated with the New Jersey Repertory Company where he has appeared in the play development readings of Hobo Blues and Gerry's Law as well as the exciting U.S. premiere of Matei Visniec's Old Clown Wanted. Lately, he and his wife (actress Linda Meleck) have been touring in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters and a double bill of Jean Lenox Toddie's A Little Something for the Ducks and Robert Anderson's I'm Herbert. A teacher of humanities and theatre, Mr. Toppo regularly lectures throughout the Northeast and also sits on the Developing Theatre Board at Actors Equity Association.
Charlie Deitz
Charlie joined NJRep in 2001, when he appeared in Raft of the Medusa. Since then he has performed in various staged readings or one-acts. He has also worked as Assistant Stage Manager or Assistant Director in a few productions. (When needed, he's also a pretty good usher). Outside of NJRep, Charlie can be found performing on one of the many local stages in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. He usually does five or six shows a year, ranging from Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to Neil Simon and Agatha Christie. He has also worked in commercial and industrial videos and a few films. In his spare time, he is a volunteer firefighter/EMT.
Brian Linden
Brian's experimental and devised work in New York City includes projects at the Shakespeare Forum, the Axis Company, and the Unchilding Project, with Liliana Porter & Ana Tiscornia at The Kitchen, with Pablo Helguera at the BAM Next Wave Festival and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Six Characters in Search of an Author with J Jewell Productions, and the premiere of Charles Mee's Night (Thyestes 2.0) with the New Stage Theatre Company. Regionally, he has appeared at Bridge Street Theatre, PICT Classic Theatre, Shakespeare festivals in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Idaho, and Waiting for Godot at the Colonial Theatre. In London, he performed with Burning Coal Theatre Company in David Edgar's Iron Curtain Trilogy at the Cockpit Theatre. On TV, he has appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC) and "Conan" at the Apollo Theater (TBS) and as Abraham Lincoln in four episodes of "Mysteries at the Museum" (Travel Channel). He has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 2001. He sends his love to his companion VRS and in memory of CBX.
Eli Ganias
Eli most recently appeared in Raised by Lesbians by the late Leah Ryan as part of the 2008 NYC Fringe Festival, and as Don in Rounding Third at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, NJ. He also had the pleasure of appearing in the premiere of The Poetry of Pizza by Deborah Brevoort (The Women of Lockerbie) at Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ. His latest film and television credits include Law & Order (Det. Ristelli), the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar Nominated film American Splendor with Paul Giamatti, and Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street with Alan Arkin. While a fledgling stand-up comedian in New York City, Eli joined the comedy troupe Artificial Intelligence and appeared in their productions of A Very Vicki Christmas and Vicki's Valentine Thing at The Ballroom Cabaret, as well as their long running off-Broadway hit, Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Eli was an original cast member in both New York and Los Angeles, creating the role of Johnny the groom's brother. Other New York and New Jersey theater credits include River Union Stage's production of The Little Prince in Stockton, NJ in the Delaware Valley; Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore with TACT (NYC); Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Access Theater, NYC); Fast Girls at the What Exit? Company in Maplewood, NJ; David Ives' The Philadelphia at 12 Miles West in Montclair, NJ. Eli has also performed in numerous productions with the Hoboken-based Waterfront Ensemble, including the Samuel French publishing contest winner The Most Perfect Day by Pete Ernst. He has studied acting with George Morrison at The New Actors Workshop in NYC. Proud member of Actor's Equity.
Liz Zazzi
Numerous NJREP credits including The Adjustment (Best Actress, Star-Ledger), Sick, Cupid & Psyche, Women Who Steal, Love and Murder, Naked by The River, and The Girl With The High Rouge. She has worked many of NJ's professional stages: Theater Project (Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Best Actress, NJ Footlights), Centenary, 12 Miles West, What Exit?, Bickford, Luna, Primary Stages, and The Company. Renowned critic Peter Filicia recently awarded Liz a "NJ Obie." Outside the Garden State, she's appeared Off-Broadway and is a familiar figure at acclaimed Penguin Rep (NY), Shadowland (NY) and 7 Angels (CT). Proud member of Actor's Equity, and SAG-AFTRA.
Marilyn Matarrese
TV: The Sopranos, Law & Order, Law & Order - Criminal Intent, Conan, SNL. Film: Lbs., Four Deadly Reasons, The Observer, The Hollow Tree, The Old Man and the Seymour. Theatre: Off-Broadway: Tony n' Tina's Wedding, A Taste of Honey, Revenge in the Mob, Christmas Rappings (An Oratorio);'night Mother at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Love in the Age of Dion at the Belmont Italian American Playhouse; Regional: Lost in Yonkers, also The Vagina Monologues, A Woman of No Importance, Heartbreak House. Cabaret: Solo musical act at Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex. Co-creator of the web comedy series "Patty and Patty". B.F.A. from NYU, post-graduate certificate from Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Kittson O'Neill
Off Broadway: DestiNation America: Stories of the Immigrant Experience (Second Stage), Separate Ceremonies (Director's Forum at The Women's Project), Violent Delights (The Public Theatre). Other New York Credits: The Hunger Waltz (Relentless Theatre Company), The Phoenician Women (Synapse Productions), Edward II (The Queens Company), Macbeth ( Pulse Ensemble), The Winter's Tale (Safe Haven, 2002 OOBR Award), Lear's Daughters (New York Fringe Festival), Jigsaw Nation (Relentless Theatre Co.) , Phenomenon (HERE), Turandot (Belmont Italian-American Playhouse). Regional: World Premieres of Maggie Rose and An Unhappy Woman (The New Jersey Repertory Company), A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Servant of Two Masters (The Northeastern Theatre Ensemble), and the outdoor drama Blue Jacket. Film & TV: USA Up All Night, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, Ghostlight (Tribeca Film Festival Selection), Ghost Tour & Overtime (Kanbar First Run Film Festival - Winner, Best Ensemble). She recently completed The Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theatre. In another life she was a staff writer and cover model for The Onion. She's crazy for RK.
Kim Carson
Kim Carson is thrilled to be making her NJ Rep debut! Previous credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inchy (Azuka Theatre Co.), Side by Side by Sondheim (Walnut Street Theatre), Six Characters in Search of an Author (People's Light and Theatre Co.), Winesburg Ohio (Arden Theatre Co.), Fantasticks! (Mum Puppet Theatre - for which she recieved a Barrymore Award nomination), and four seasons with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
Aikens.JPG (4306 bytes)Angela Della Ventura
Angela has appeared at NJ Rep as the Ancient, and several others in Spain, and in the readings of One Night With You, The Riding Club, Any Friend of Percy D'Angelo is a Friend of Mine, Oh Revoir, Mirabeau, The Night I Spent with Elvis and Parting Gestures. She appeared most recently at Alliance Rep in According to Goldman, selected by the Star-Ledger as one of New Jersey's Best Plays of 2011. Also for Alliance Repertory, she played Joan in The Guys, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa and Sarah in Spinning Into Butter, for which she earned a nomination for Best Actress by The Star-Ledger. Angela also appeared in Centenary Stage's production of The Poetry of Pizza, and The Theatre Project's Three Tall Women, Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage and Defying Gravity. Other New Jersey credits include Wonder of the World and the many characters in the 2 woman show Parallel Lives for Dreamcatcher Repertory, Isn't it Romantic? for The Forum Theatre, Dracula for 12 Miles West, Lee in Marvin's Room, for which she received a Bigby Award, Mother Superior in Nunsense, Consuela in El Grande de Coca Cola and Mary Wollstonecraft in Night Spirit. She also performed for several seasons with the well-known Pushcart Players theatre for young audiences.
Aikens.JPG (4306 bytes)Corinne Colón
Corinne holds a BFA from Boston University's prestigious acting conservatory where she was also the first ever to earn a minor in dance. She also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Michael Howard Studios in NYC, and Andrew Magarian Studios in LA while studying dance in NY, LA, and London. At NJ Rep she has done readings of Open Window, A Night of Elvis One Acts, and Whores by Lee Blessing. Some of her favorite roles include: Julie (Julie Johnson), Olga (Three Sisters), Bonnie (What I Did Last Summer), Bolette (The Lady from the Sea), Calonice (Lysistrata), Marie (On the Razzle, and Lola (La Duena). She has worked with The Underwood Theatre/Ars Nova, Repertorio Espanol, Lark Theatre Company, and Vortex Theatre Company. Her film credits include the comedies Gayby (South by Southwest Premiere) and Blow-dried. She has appeared on Law & Order and has extensive experience with industrials.
Corinne Edgerly
Corinne Edgerly is proud to be a company member of New Jersey Rep since 2001. At NJ Rep, she performed the roles of Olive Allison in The Women of Lockerbie and Carmencita in Lee Blessing's Whores (the production was subsequently performed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey). In New York City, she performed the role of Simone in Fetes de la Nuit at the Ohio Theatre; the production was nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience. Other recent New York City credits include: Aunt Sadie in All The Way Home (Transport Group received a Special Drama Desk Award); Gongi in Mud Blossom (Walkerspace); Video Mom in Ex-Antwone (P.S. 122); Mrs. Winemiller in Eccentricities of A Nightingale; Marina in Uncle Vanya; Tatiana in Barbarians; Rosita in Camino Real; Leona Green in Kariuki's Notebook (La Mama); Old Alice in Islands: An Urban Archipelago; Mother in Woman Killer (HERE); Wife in Nest Egg at the Women's Project Theatre Tandem Acts Festival. Other regional credits: Simiche in The Grouch and Emilia in A Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Lil Miller in Kindertransport (Women's Theatre of NJ); and in rep at The Theatre At Monmouth in Maine as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Essie Miller in Ah, Wilderness! and the First Witch in Macbeth. She has also done voiceovers for major feature films for Warner Bros and an independent feature film directed by Lee Grant.
Katrina Ferguson
Katrina is pleased to return to NJ Rep after appearing here as Charlotte Payne-Townshend in ENGAGING SHAW, which was recently published by Samuel French. Last year Katrina received a NJ Footlights Award for her portrayal of Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS at the Womens' Theatre in NJ. For the last 3 seasons she has appeared with Northern New England Rep. in NH playing the title roles in O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE and Ibsen's HEDDA GABLER, as well as being featured as Emilia in OTHELLO. Katrina has worked Off Broadway and regionally, appearing at Oldcastle Theatre and The Dorset Theatre Festival, VT (Best Actress for Eleanor of Aquitane in THE LION IN WINTER); Ivoryton Playhouse, CT; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, SC; The Majestic Theater, MA; The Bickford Theatre, NJ and Centenary Stage Co., NJ. Katrina has also toured the U.S. with The National Shakespeare Company, and did 10 European tours with American Drama Group. Some other favorite roles include: Josie in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN; Molly in MOLLY SWEENEY; Maggie Cutler in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER; Sara Rosensweig in THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG; Adriana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and Maureen in THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE . Katrina is originally from Australia, and lives in Morristown, NJ with her favorite actor, her husband, J.C. Hoyt. Proud member of Actors' Equity.
Kristin Johansen
Kristin is currently performing the role of Genevra in "Bright Ideas" at The Drilling Company in Manhattan. She played the role of Barbara in "Spain" at NJREP which also moved to Playwright's Theatre of New Jersey and NJPAC. She performed in readings of new plays and also produced two musical cabarets for NJREP. Favorite roles include Hermione In "The Winter's Tale" (with NJREP member John FitzGibbon), Various quirky characters in "Almost Maine" (Chris Clavelli dir.), Nurse Kelly (with Wynn Harmon) in "Harvey", Rhetta in "Pump Boys and Dinettes" all at the Depot Theatre, more wacky characters in "Six Women with Brain Death" at the Shadowland Theatre, Greta Garbo in "Chez Garbo at the DUO Theatre Off Broadway, and Luciana in "Comedy of Errors" at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Kristin is a voiceover artist for commercials, looping for Feature films and TV such as "Devil Wears Prada" and "Damages", Dubbing on EBRU TV, audiobooks, and many websites. You can hear her voice samples at
Mikaela Kafka
Mikaela Kafka has recently been working hands-on with the Hudson Exploited Theatre Company on Jane Ho which they are looking to open in New York in the Fall. She just recently played the role of Maggot in Naomi Wallace's Slaughter City with the Garage Theatre Group. New York credits include, Moe the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway, Beware the Man Eating Chicken and An Old Fashioned Love Story by Tom Sleigh at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, Mongolia Is Ours and Meet Me at the Mint Theatre; The Locket, Jews and Jesus and the National tour of Oliver Twist. She originated the role of Joan Collins in Dressing Room Divas which ran in NY, Chicago, and L.A. Regional credits include Angie in Breaking Legs I Hate Hamlet, Arms and the Man, and Top Girls which earned her Actress of the Year in In Pittsburgh's Year in Review. As a director, she recently directed Goose Vows, for NJDramatists, Ampersand a new play by Mark Bazzone and Spitting Daisies, a finalist in the 2003 Samuel French Festival. She is also co-creator and producer with her husband Osborn Focht of A Day at Dante's a new cartoon that can be viewed at
Anja Lee
Anja Lee is a multilingual, multicultural, and multinational actor, playwright, teaching artist and corporate facilitator, hailing from NYC, and living in Atlanta. Anja recently wrote a one act solo play, called Mixed Up, describing her journey of growing up multiracial during the Loving Generation, which had its first reading with Actor's Express Theatre. She has performed with theatres across the country, including Atlanta Shakespeare Company, North Carolina Black Repertory, Cleveland Play House, The National Black Theatre, Harlem Shakespeare, New Perspectives Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Theatre Brut, and The Billie Holiday Theatre Off Broadway. Favorite roles include Goneril in King Lear, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, and Lindsay in Brothers From the Bottom. Anja has also had recurring TV appearances on All My Children, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, and as a Guest Host on the QVC Network. Anja is passionate about her volunteer work with Equitable Dinners and Out of Hand Theatre, facilitating important conversations about racial equity and social justice in our community. Represented by The Talent Express NYC, Evelyn Francisco
Karen Case Cook
Karen Case Cook (Actor/Director) is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and an Associate Member of SDC. Directing Highlights: Tom Jacobson's The Twentieth-Century Way (2011 Philadelphia premiere/2012 Global Equality Forum); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Beijing, China); As You Like It, Hot L Baltimore, The Winter's Tale (Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU); Dad Doesn't Dance (NYC Midtown International Festival—Nomination Best Solo Performance); The Guardsman, Alice on the Edge, Emma Goldman, My Life and Helpful Hints (East Lynne Theater Company); On the Verge, A Lovely Sunday at Creve Coeur and Assistant Director for Elise Stone I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble NYC); Mass Appeal, Shadows of Poe and Ibsen's Ghosts (Dave McCracken Productions NYC). Acting Highlights: Sister Aloysius/Doubt; Mrs. Graves/Enchanted April, Dr. Vivian Bearing/Wit (Women's Theater Company of NJ); Lavinia/Two Headed (East Lynne Theater Company; Emilia/Othello (Arkansas Rep); Mrs. Malaprop/The Rivals (Jean Cocteau Rep); Lubov Andreyevna/The Cherry Orchard (Oasis Theater Company); Edith/Blithe Spirit (Barter Theater). National commercials: (Slimfast and Verizon); Print: (Velcade); SAG Industrials: (Prestiq). Karen earned a BA in Bacteriology and previously worked with Medical Research teams in New York and Connecticut.
Betty Hudson
A proud founding member of NJ Rep appeared in the world premiere of In Search Of Red River Dog. Broadway: George M, Butterflies are Free. Off Broadway: The Drunkard (with Barry Manilow) Our Town and Macbeth for The American Globe Theatre, House of Bernarda Alba for Prospect Theatre. Regionally she toured with Mickey Rooney in George M, Chita Rivera in Anything Goes and Alan Alda in Li'l Abner. Films include Object Of My Affection, One Fine Day. Betty appears as Mrs. McGreavy, the bookstore proprietor on the TV series ED. Always love coming home to NJR - thanks Suzanne and Gabe.
Cortnie Loren Miller
Cortnie Loren Miller is a BFA graduate of Boston University's distinguished conservatory acting training program, as well as an attendee of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Emerson College. She currently resides in New York City where she is in need of a backyard and a pet dog. Some favorite roles include: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Phoebe in As You Like It, Lady Brute in The Provoked Wife, Bianca in Women Beware Women, Erica in Suburbia, Mary in All the Way Home, Doris in My Mother Said I Never Should, Madame Pace in Six Characters in Search of an Author, Anna in The Chase, Bobbie in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and many more. In pursuance of a theatrical revolution, Ms. Miller has spent much of her time in NYC premiering and experimenting in new works: The Imported Bridegroom (A Klesmer Musical), Tickets Please (Kef Productions), State of the Art (Samuel French Festival), Knockouts (Access Theatre), Random Violence (Sasquash Theatre Co.), The Underground (42nd Street Workshop), Coming Back Home (Vital Theatre), Under a Tree (Manhattan Playwrights), Wedding Pictures (Vital Theatre), to name a few. Regionally: George M, Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, Heaven and Earth, Negotiations, and A Real Cowboy, NJ Rep's Theatre Brut. Film Credits include: Last Chance Café (Cheeseman Productions), Narcosis (NYU Thesis Film), Mugging (Emerson College) and commercials. Ms. Miller is a happy member of New Jersey Repertory having appeared in past readings, Wandaleria and Oh Revior, Mirabeu, as well as the loved Theatre Brut Festivals. Come and see her in her upcoming performance as Bernice in Don't Hug Me co-produced by Shotgun Productions and NJ Repertory Company. To contact, email
Stephanie Dorian
Stephanie Dorian (AEA) has been on staff at the Orange County High School of the Arts since 2008. As an actor, she has appeared in New York and regionally at The Metropolitan Playhouse, LookingGlass, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, The Nora Theatre, The Publick Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Center Repertory Theatre, The American Conservatory Theatre, and at New Repertory Theatre in the Elliot Award winning production of Stonewall Jackson's House. She was most recently seen as Karen in the critically acclaimed production of Women Who Steal at Penguin Repertory theatre, reprising the role from its New Jersey Rep East Coast premiere production. Among her favorite roles are Julie in Miss Julie, Shakespeare's Hermia and Cassius, Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the title role in Ten Percent of Molly Snyder. She originated the role of Mindy in Michael Weller's world premiere of The Heart of Art and developed roles for playwrights Mike Folie and Gino Dilorio. Stephanie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. She also studied under Anna Deavere Smith and The American Conservatory Theatre, and at the University of London, England.
Michèle LaRue
Michèle relishes her membership in NJ Rep, for which she has done several Salon readings. Performances elsewhere in the state include Amanda in the Bickford's Southern Comforts and agoraphobic Inga in Centenary Stage's The Poetry of Pizza. She maintains a long relationship with Cape May's East Lynne Theater Company, founded by her late husband, Warren Kliewer. Michèle tours nationally with a repertoire of one-woman productions using vintage American plays and literature, including The Yellow Wallpaper,Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire, Eve's Diary, and her ever-expanding roster of Tales Well Told (short stories from the Long Nineteenth Century). She is a member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, and as a theatre editor-writer, of Drama Desk. . Email:; Web:
Susan Barrett
Susan Barrett is delighted to be part of NJ Rep. Most recently she appeared in Prisoner Of Second Avenue at Centenary Stage, NJ & as Steffy in I Oughta Be In Pictures @ The Electric Thea Co in PA. Off-Bdway: Ladies In Retirement (Theatre 3) & Bold Girls (29th Street Rep). Other NYC: The Angel Project (Lincoln Center Festival); All About Evie (Ensemble Studio Theater); Benny (Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival; nominated for outstanding supporting actress award); NYC Fringe Festival; Blue Heron Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, La Mama E.T.C. Regional: String Of Pearls directed by TONY award winner Trezana Beverley (PlayMakers Repertory); Park Your Car In Harvard Yard (Deertrees Theater Festival); Frankie & Johnny… & Wit (Women's Theatre Co. of NJ), The Smell of The Kill (The Bickford Theater); As You Like It (John Drew Theater, Guild Hall); & a year touring with Asolo Repertory Theatre. UK: Donegal Workshop Theater; Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV & Film: 30 Rock (Emmy awarded episode "Reunion"); Law & Order:CI; The Onion News Network for IFC, Boardwalk Empire, Comedy Awards 2011, Late Night with Conan O'Brien; & Queen Latifah's The Perfect Holiday. She can also be found on the cover of Nickel & Dimed! Proud member of AEA, SAG & AFTRA.
Mara Kassin
Mara's recent stage work includes the critically-acclaimed NY Premiere of Brooke Berman's "Until We Find Eachother," Caroline McGraw's "Minotaur Scavenger Hunt," and Tristine Skyler's "The Moonlight Room." Mara has appeared in many shows in NYC and regionally, including work at the McCarter Theater, NJ Rep, Playwrights Theater of NJ, IRT, and Bank Street Theater. Film credits include Fuzzy Logic's "Curfew" and "Grandma's Not a Toaster," Dan Pearson's "Knock Knock" and Wendy Jo Cohen's "The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek." She a proud member of AEA, F*it Club, Stage 13 and NJ Rep.
Georgina Bates
Georgina has been a member of NJ Rep since 2008. Ms. Bates recently graduated with an MFA in Dance from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Georgina was recently featured in the new musical R/Evolution, directed by Mason Beggs. Other recent credits include: Ladies Auxiliary Brigade at Chicago Dramatists, Girls Vs. Boys at The House Theatre of Chicago, Noises Off at Theatre at the Center. With NJ Rep: Play Nice! (dir. Alexandra Hastings), One in Two (dir. Valentina Fratti), and Skin in Flames (dir. Suzanne Agins). NY Credits: Summerfolk (dir. Austin Pendleton), The Quick Change Room, Unity, The Dancers (Kate Bushmann), New York (dir. Laura Esterman), Miracle on I-84 (dir. Arthur French), Lake Hollywood (dir. Amy Wright). Upcoming: Touching Loss, directed by Lori Wolter Hudson (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?). Georgina is represented by Bohemia Group and Emerging Talent. She can be reached at
Dina Ann Comolli
Dina is a proud member of NJ Rep, having performed in several readings and in Gluttony and Sloth at the 2006 Theater Brut Festival. Recent credits include many commercials, Olivia in Twelfth Night at The Summer Theater of New Canaan and Claire Booth Luce in The Rise of Dorothy Hale Off-Broadway. Also in New York: The Error of Their Ways at HERE, Days of Wine and Roses at the Lion Theatre and Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden at The John Houseman Theatre. Additional NYC Theatre includes work with TACT, Synapse Productions, Women's Project and Productions, KEF Productions, First Look Theatre Company and Shotgun Productions. Dina was nominated as best featured actress by The Star Ledger for her portrayal of Patricia in Sight Unseen at Centenary Stage in NJ. Other Regional credits with The American Repertory Theatre, Stonington Opera House, PA Shakespeare, Off World Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare, Boston Center for the Arts, Pirate Playhouse. Film: Loose Ends. Dina is a graduate of ART's Advanced Training Program at Harvard and Allentown College.
Kathleen Huber
A graduate of U.C.S.B. New York Stage: Tamara, Harvest, A Scent of Flowers, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Coriolanus, Richard III, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, King John. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse (An Ideal Husband), Opera Cleveland (A Little Night Music), Pasadena Playhouse (The Beaux' Stratagem), Caldwell Theatre (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Music Theatre of Wichita (Gigi, Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, My Fair Lady), American Heartland Theatre (Lettice & Lovage), Foothills Theatre (Doubt), Stages St. Louis (Music Man, High Society), Two River Theatre (Importance of Being Earnest, Thieves' Carnival), and the Pennsylvania, Orlando and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals (All's Well That Ends Well, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor). Directing: New Jersey Rep's Theatre Brut, Boston Light Opera, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Wayside Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Fordham University). Her short stories have been published in Seventeen, Highlights for Children, Young World, Jack and Jill.) Her English Translation of Bernard Da Costa's Boomerang was seen at the Tisch School's hotINK International Play Festival, starring Kathleen Chalfant. Most recently, Kathleen played Lillian Troy in I Hate Hamlet at the Bickford Theatre in NJ, and the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet for Sink or Swim Rep in NYC.
Andrew Rein
For NJ Rep: Jericho, Theatre Brut. Off-Broadway: Jericho (59E59), Acts of Love (Kirk Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (TBTB). Regional: TheaterWorks Hartford, Triad Stage, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Bickford Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Washington Stage Guild, PCPA Film: 39 and a Half, Remains, Ménage a Trois, Bobby G. Can't Swim. TV: Power, The Blacklist: Redemption, Luke Cage, Odd Mom Out, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, Gossip Girl. 2016 Webby Award for The Small Time, which he co-created and co-wrote with Jack Canfora, and stars in alongside Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker. Training: M.F.A., American Conservatory Theater, B.A., Duke University.
Bob Senkewicz
Bob (AFTRA) is an authentic New Jersey product, born and raised. He studied at Upsala College and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared on the NJ Rep stage in the Theater Brut Sacrifice and the readings of Boxes and Lapse of Reason. His recent stage credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tower of Babble (at the Bank Street Theater), Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Bus Stop and The Passion of Dracula (directed by original playwright Bob Hall). Bob was recently seen as Ken Uston in the series Breaking Vegas on the History Channel. He has also recently appeared in several independent film projects, including Looking for Harrison (with John Rhys-Davies), Chasing Erections (playing in several festivals in 2005) the film short FREEMAN (shown in several 2004 festivals). Other television credits include the cable series Rosebay, NY, HBO's Sex and the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm, several commercials and the new CourtTV series Parco PI scheduled to premier in the fall of 2005. Bob is thrilled to be a part of the NJ Repertory Company.
Ben Masur
Ben's appearances at New Jersey Rep include the mainstage production of Lemonade, Negotiations, from My Rifle, My Cowboy, and Me, and readings of Leaf, American Whupass, and Golem. Ben's New York credits include All The Way Home (Transport Group); 365 Plays in 365 Days (Clubbed Thumb/The Public Theatre); the Drama-Desk nominated Animal Farm (Synapse Productions); and productions with The Flea Theatre, Boomerang Productions, and The Drilling Company, among others. Other regional credits include The Foreigner (at Mill Mountain Theatre),and Metamorphoses (at American Stage Theatre, in St. Petersburg, FL). Film: The Robber Barons of Wall Street, starring Boyd Gaines, and Pvt. Francis of Williamsburg. TV: M.O.N.Y., directed by Spike Lee. Internet: The Onion News Network. Ben also works in commercials, including an HBO spot directed by Sam Mendes. Ben holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and is a proud member of Actor's Equity. He also hopes to bringing the joys and insights of acting to non-professionals, and recently finished a teaching stint at Fishkill Correctional Facility, through the organization Rehabilitation Through The Arts.
James Earley
JAMES PATRICK EARLEY is originally from the Philadelphia area and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. James was last seen in NJ Rep's October 1962. Other NJ credits include Grapes of Wrath (Uncle John), Much Ado About Nothing (Watchman), A Midwinter Night's Dream (Snug the Lion), The Crucible (Herrick), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Freddy), and An American Daughter (Tucker). NY credits include The Woman Standing on the Moon (David), Sparkling Object (Nolan), Yesterday (Terence). And LA credits include The Actor's Life (James), Agua Dulce (Mike) and Don't Dress For Dinner (George). Film and TV credits include Return to Lonesome Dove, Ally Mcbeal, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Arrest and Trial, Panther, The Wicked Do Prosper and Dennis. Look for him in an upcoming comedy pilot called Don't Know Jack.
Peter Macklin
Off-Broadway and National Tour--Trinculo, The Tempest and Queequeg, Moby Dick Rehearsed (The Acting Company). Regional--D.J., What You Will (Bristol Riverside Theater); Richard, Place Setting (New Jersey Rep); Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet; Osric, Hamlet; Young Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; etc. (The Alabama Shakespeare Festival). New York--A Christmas Carol (staged reading with F. Murray Abraham and Lynn Redgrave--The Acting Company); The Importance of Marrying Wells (Lortel, Fringe); etc. ASF Graduate Company: Sir Andrew, Twelfth Night; Prince Charming, Cinderella; Al Joad, Grapes of Wrath; etc. Film and Television-- Law & Order SVU (Peter, ep. Anchor); Horizon (Drew, lead); The Future Is Now; The Day I Ran Into All My Ex-Boyfriends; etc. Playwright--Someplace Warm (published, Samuel French Inc. also with excerpts in Smith & Kraus' Best Women's Monologues 2002); A Different Time and A Beautiful Building. Founding member of Write Club NYC ( Education--LaGuardia H.S., Carnegie Mellon University, BA from Hunter College, MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Mike Folie
Mike has worked at several theatres around the country and spent more than two years as a member of the acting company of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he played a wide range of classical and contemporary roles in rotating repertory. Off-Broadway he appeared in American Jewish Theatre's production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial as the psychiatrist Dr. Bird.At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. he was in the original production of Neil Cuthbert's madcap comedy, The Soft Touch, playing Harvey and Frank Likk, a serial killer with two personalities. This past Summer (2004) he toured NYC parks as Peter Quince in Boomerang Theatre Company's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Readings Mike has been in at NJ Rep include Dan Dietz's Tilt Angel and D.W. Gregory's Million Dollar Fight. Mike is best known to NJ Rep audiences as a playwright, the author of The Adjustment, Naked by the River, Panama, and other plays. He studied acting at HB Studios in New York with Sandy Dennis and Carol Rosenfeld. Mike currently lives in Rockland County, New York, with his wife, Frances Mayer, a school teacher, and their two children, Brendan and Lizzie. Please visit Mike's website at:
Jonathan Cantor
NYC: Recent work: PROFESSOR BERNHARDI (Marvell Rep). Other NYC credits: HANAKO JUNCTION (Gene Frankel), EPICENE (Re:Directions) , MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), THE SEAGULL (Abingdon), MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION (Looking Glass), WORTH (Urban Stages), L. Ron Hubbard in MOONCHILD (NY Fringe). Three seasons Cocteau Rep. Regional: SHINING CITY (Shadow Lawn Stage), AUGUSTA (PTNJ), WHORES (NJ Rep/PTNJ), OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD (City Theatre/Pittsburgh, Marc Masterson, director), UNCLE VANYA, HAMLET, STRANGE INTERLUDE (ELT/Chicago), THE LEGACY, FAR EAST (New Theatre). Many commercials, films, industrials. Theatre faculty: Hofstra and Adelphi. Equity, SAG, and AFTRA.
Michele Tauber
Michele Tauber spent this past year working once again for Arkansas Repertory Theatre performing the roles of Ernestina/Mrs. Rose/Dolly Understudy in Hello Dolly. She also performed at The Passage Theatre Company in The Gallery Plays - Eleanor Descending the Staircase. NJ Repertory work includes; Hattie in Women of Lockerbie, Theatre Brut-2005 in The Prodigal Cow and Theatre Brut 2008 in Deja Vu All Over Again. New York Stage includes; The Mint Theatre Company in The Charity That Began At Home, The Heiress for The Roundtable Ensemble, Plays in Pub (A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot) for The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and two seasons with The Acting Company in The Rivals as Mrs. Malaprop, in Macbeth as The First Witch, Adriana in the Trevor Nunn Musical Version of The Comedy of Errors, directed by John Rando, and in the musical O, Pioneers! Other New York stagework: The Workhouse Theatre, ACTROUPE, The Turnip Theatre Company and Life Repertory. Regional Theatre: Syracuse Stage in The Sound of Music as Frau Schmidt, A Christmas Carol and The Tempest at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Cleveland Playhouse in The Man of the Moment with Howard Hesseman-American Premiere, The Forum Theatre as Totie Fields in Sophie, Totie and Belle and Katie in Kiss The Bride, as well as numerous shows for The Kid's Forum. With Theatrefest at Montclair State University as Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest and in Lettice & Lovage, at Two River Theatre Company in House of Blue Leaves, The Depot Theatre in Arsenic and Old Lace, at Twelve Miles West in The Role of Della, Dreamcatcher Rep, and with the Ironbound Theatre Company in The Boys Next Door, Volpone, M.I.B. and The Wash. Summer Stock work includes; The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in The Importance of Being Earnest as Miss Prism, three seasons with The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Summerfun Theatre, and three seasons at Shadow Lawn Stage. With the Present Stage Company in Northampton, MA. She has spent three years doing over twenty different Theatre For Young Audience musicals at Running Rabbit Family Theatre in residence at Luna Stage Company, and Pollack Auditorium at Monmouth University. Michele toured in the Cabaret Food Fright and filmed the same for Connecticut Public TV. Other TV work includes principle roles on The Street, Kate & Allie and Law & Order, in the feature film Funny Money, starring Chevy Chase and for USGA in Spirit of the Game II. Michele has taught acting for The Luna Stage Company and the Texas Shakespeare Festival and taught Master Classes in Suzuki/Movement and Shakespeare for The Acting Company. She has her BFA in Acting from Montclair State University and her MFA in Acting from the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware. In 2009 Michele will be performing in Hay Fever in the inaugural season of REP - Resident Ensemble Players, the new professional Acting Company in residence at the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.
Gail Winar
Gail is an Artistic Associate at NJ Rep, and has worked the company for 15+ years as a director, producer, and actor. At NJ Rep, she directed the 2018 premiere of Mercy by Adam Szymkowicz; the mainstage musical Don't Hug Me; one-act plays for Theatre Brut during its last three seasons at the West End Arts Center; and numerous script-in-hand readings. Gail has also directed for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland (seven seasons); George Street Playhouse; Classics on Tour; American Globe Theatre; and Shotgun Productions – to name a few. Gail currently works with the Education Department at the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway and has taught at Kean University in Union, NJ; Marymount Manhattan College, CUNY/QCC, NYU/Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film School; Columbia University Teachers College and Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School.
Meredith Napolitano
Meredith Napolitano is a New York-based actress who recently starred in the shorts Swimming Away (selection-Cartagena International Film Festival) and Pipe Dreams (selection-SOHO, Newport Beach, Vail film festivals). She has worked in New York City with downtown theater companies such as The Storm, Emerging Artists Theater, East River Commedia, and regionally at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey on KING JOHN (Blanche) and New Jersey Repertory Company on the East Coast premiere of Zayd Dohrn's SICK. Graduate, NYU. She is currently developing a dark comedic short. SAG member.
Sarah Matthay
Sarah thoroughly enjoyed performing in NJ Rep's Theatre Brut as Dolores in Campus Security and in various readings at NJ Rep. Most recently, Sarah performed as Bella in Laws of Motion at PS122 and in V-Day fundraising performances of The Vagina Monologues. She acted in the independent film Street Lure, which played at multiple festivals. Other theater work has included Boy's Life (Kraine Theater), Sexual Perversity in CT - written by fellow NJ Rep member Mike Folie - & Berry Season (Player's Theater), Antigone (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 10 Theater Picks), Murder at P.S. 122 (Personal Space Theatrics), A Clockwork Orange (Godlight Theater Company at 59 East 59th Street), Taming of the Shrew (78th Street Theatre Lab), Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film Outdoors), The Day You'll Love Me (Pulse Ensemble), Winter Under the Table (NYC Fringe Festival), Fat Kid in a Freezer (American Theater of Actors), and others. Film work has included a regional commercial out of Nashville, plus Millennium Crisis (Braidwood Films starring Ted Raimi), This, Sorry Ain't Enough, The Confession, and others. Education & Training: London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Harvard University.
Donna Marrazzo
Donna Marrazzo has performed in such favorites as Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, After the Fall and Wuthering Heights. She has worked in New York at LaMama Theatre, Westbeth Theatre, and Italian-American Repertory Company and regionally at Studio Arena Theatre, Wilma Theatre, and Freedom Theatre. This past year, two of Donna's independent films were released, Emmett's Mark, starring Gabrielle Byrne and Scott Wolf, and The Father, The Son which was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Portland World Cinema Film Festival. She has appeared on television in Homicide, Life on the Street, It's a Miracle, One Life to Live, and Road Show with Celeste Holm. When Donna is not acting, she is teaching the craft. She has a studio in New York City (visit her web page at She is also on the faculty at Mike Lemon Casting and Adelphi University where she holds a BFA in Theatre.
Madelyne Ryterband
Madelyne Ryterband recently appeared in NJ Rep's musical children's theater production, The Grumpy Giant, as Dorinda, the Good Fairy. Other favorite musical roles include Mimi Schwinn in William Finn's A New Brain and Emma Goldman in Assassins (The Phoenix Studio), Ida Strauss in Titanic (Count Basie Theater), Eve in Children of Eden, and MIss Buttercup in HMS Pinafore. She also appeared as Felicia in I Hate Hamlet and as Woman 1 in Is There Life After High School? (Guggenheim Summer Theater), Madelyne was seen Off-Broadway in Feiffer's People (Westbank Cafe). Currently she is featured in a documentary called The Boys of Second Street Park, previewed at the Sundance Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Festival and Philadelphia Film Festival. It will air on Showtime. Madelyne performs her one woman show Connections for fund raising events.
Linda S. Nelson
Ms. Nelson began her acting career at the age of eight in community and regional theatres and has been active in all aspects of theatre since. At NJ Rep, Ms. Nelson co-starred opposite John FitzGibbon in Bakersfield Mist as Maude Gutman, has directed and acted in readings, and Co-Produced Don't Hug Me with NJ Rep and Shotgun Productions, which she founded and served as its Producing Director for 19 years, retiring in 2007. Her NYC acting credits include Fiascos Off Broadway, New Heights Productions; Dead People's Things, New Perspectives; Small Craft Warnings, White Horse Theatre; A Thousand Variations of a Lie Told Once and Merry Wives of Windsor, Oberon Theatre; Anna Christie, Prelude To A Kiss and Henry IV, Boomerang Theatre; Chaos Theories, Girls' Guide to Chaos, and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Shotgun Productions. Regionally Ms. Nelson has also performed in Women Behind Bars, Night of the Iguana, The Shadow Box, Sweeney Todd, Working, the Wigmaker (traditionally a male role) in Rashomon and all three women in Last of the Red Hot Lovers! Her film credits include Imaginary Heroes opposite Sigourney Weaver, Q&A with Nick Nolte and voice/movement of Edna in the video game Bully. She is a member of AEA, SAG, TRU, a graduate of CTI, and has served on the Board of Directors for both Boomerang Theatre Company and the New York Innovative Theatre.
Uma Incrocci
Theater credits include 365 Days/365 Plays at the Public, Fairytales of the Absurd (off-Broadway), Catherine in Proof at Barnstormers Theater, four seasons at Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Actors Theater of Louisville, NY and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has appeared on Pan Am, Bored to Death, Lipstick Jungle, Chappelle's Show, Guiding Light and in the upcoming Jason Bateman feature, The Longest Week. She is the co-author of the award winning rock musical Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood and the pilot Living in Captivity.
Natalie Mosco
Natalie Mosco made her NJ Rep debut as Polenta Porsilippo in the recent reading of the musical, Stage and Screen. A new company member, she recently performed the title role in her play, A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe, at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and Off-Broadway at St. Luke's and The WorkShop. Broadway credits include: The Magic Show (Charmin) and Hair (Original Co./album). She has been seen in London's West End as Grushinskaya in Tommy Tune's Grand Hotel. Her extensive work in Australia includes Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra for The Shakespeare Globe, the musical 2 Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), Grease (Rizzo), Dames at Sea (Mona), Stepping Out (Vera), Rocky Horror (Magenta), etc. Her many TV and films appearances Down Under include series regular and guest roles in dramas, comedies, and musical variety shows. Internationally, she also performed Jeanie in French in Paris Hair. Other American regional work includes the celebrated Follies revival at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Emily/album). She has also performed at the Maine State Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, Milwaukee Rep., Virginia Stage Company, etc. As a playwright, her musical revues, Gershwin and Get Happy! (a tribute to the composer, Harold Arlen) have enjoyed multiple productions in Australia. She is also an international choreographer, has had paintings displayed in special exhibitions at The Met and MOMA in New York. She has piloted an airplane and recently completely her doctoral degree at a Sydney University.
Katie Renn
Katie is thrilled to be a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company, where she was last seen in their staged readings of Wandaleria and Hobo Blue. She also served as the ASM for the world premiere musical The Little Hours. Her regional credits include the role of Quincy Quince in the Women's Theater Company production of An American Daughter and has worked on the independent films As Cool As Jennifer and Pumping the Pious. Katie has also performed in the Women's Theatre Company productions of How I Learned to Drive and the world premiere musical Wilde in Leadville. Katie is a graduate of Montclair State University, holding a BA in Theatre Studies with a minor in Musical Theatre. Katie holds an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she was seen as Pooty in Reckless, Thyona in Big Love and Timothea in Sea Marks, among others. She is proud to be part of the amazing community of NJ Rep since 2002.
Darcie Siciliano
Darcie Siciliano graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Theatre, Architecture and Italian; and studied for two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. New York and regional credits include Susan Wright, First in Flight (TheatreWorks/USA nat'l tour); Joan of Arc, Joan (Northeastern Theatre); Countess, All's Well That Ends Well (Vineyard Playhouse); Allison, Sorrows and Rejoicings (New Day Rep); Martirio, House of Bernarda Alba (Neighborhood Playhouse) and originating the role of Heidi in many incarnations of Craig Pospisil's Months On End (Bay Street, Century Center, et al). She has appeared in over nine events with Shotgun Productions, including two mainstage shows, The Chaos Theories and Big Kids, both by Alex Dinelaris. Also:Thalia at Symphony Space, Women's Project, Metropolitan Playhouse, Bridge Theater Co., Juggernaut Theater, Director's Co., TheatreGarden Ltd. She is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company, and a regular singer in the acclaimed A-Train Plays and Musicals (Peter Jay Sharp Theater and the Kaye Playhouse). On TV she was victim to Jon Stewart's Soup Nazi in Dave Atell's Pulp Comics and other various student films and industrials. Her singer/songwriting and rock vocals have made appearances at the Knitting Factory, the Zipper, Southpaw, and Danny's Skylight Room to name a few. She is proud to be a member of New Jersey Rep.
Jessica Howell
Jessica Lauren-Howell: New York: Edgewise (Cherry Lane Studio); Smart Phone (Theatre Row- Samuel French Festival); The Real Thing (Walkerspace Theatre); Finishing House (Dixon Place); Asking For Trouble '11 (EST- Youngblood); Leave The Balcony Open (Ensemble Studio Theatre- Workshop); as well as numerous workshops/readings at Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists and Youngblood. Regional: Exposure Time (New Jersey Repertory); Seussical The Musical and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Tulsa Project Theatre); In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes But Only One True Love; Chronicle Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass (Humana '08); Hedwig And The Angry Inch; A Christmas Carol; Clean House (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Miss Firecracker Contest (American Theatre of the South). Film/Radio: When In Rome (Touchstone Pictures), Amtrak Active Shooter (Industrial- Windwalker Corporation); Day 427 (Columbia University); Live Radio Theatre (The International Mystery Writers' Festival '08, '09). Education: The University of Tulsa, BA. Proud AEA member.
Corey Tazmania
Corey Tazmania (AEA) NJREP credits: The Realization of Emily Linder by Richard Strand; Jericho by Jack Canfora; The Housewives of Mannheim by Alan Brody; A Child's Guide to Innocence by Vincent Sessa. Other credits include: Camel Collective's Something Other Than What You Are (REDCAT); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Lake Theatre); Villainous Company (The Clurman); The Parable Conference (Next Wave Festival/BAM); Pericles, Oliver Twist, Taming of the Shrew (STNJ); Housewives of Mannheim (59E59 & ETC Santa Barbara).
Margo Brooke Pellmar
Margo Brooke Pellmar studied at Sarah Lawrence College, Circle in the Square Theatre School, BADA in Oxford and the UCB. She has worked with Agony Productions, Stageplays Theatre Company and Shotgun Productions on readings of exciting new plays. She performs improv and sketch comedy at the Magnet and the PIT in NYC . Her favorite role to date has been as Marilyn Monroe, in Myth America with Personal Space Theatrics. She also performed monthly with the Off-Broadway company The Vampire Cowboys, as part of their Battle Ranch Series. Margo recently wrapped a featured role on the upcoming film, "Hannah Has a Ho-Phase", and will be a leading role in the upcoming web-series "Parker and Steve: a Bromcom". She is teaching and writing plays for the after-school program, Star Kidz, in White Plains and New York City. She is a proud member of AEA/SAG and of course, The New Jersey Repertory Company.
Mark Light-Orr
Mark's New York credits include the critically acclaimed Counsellor At Law (Lucille Lortel Award—Best Revival), Aaron Steiner in the premiere of The Second Tosca at the 45th Street Theatre, and Absolute Clarity at the Players Theatre. Other NYC credits include Expanded Arts, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the NY Fringe Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, ASCAP, and the Women's Project & Production Directors Lab. National tours include Susan Stroman's revival of The Music Man (Charlie Cowell). Regional credits include the world premiere of Patrick Barlow's Christmas Carol (Joe Calarco, dir.) at the Delaware Theatre Company, Josh in Jericho at the Florida Studio Theatre, as well as nine seasons with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Fulton Opera House (Capt. von Trapp in Sound of Music), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks CO, and the Engeman Theatre.
Zack Calhoon
Zack Calhoon graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with BFA in Acting. Acting Credits: The Critic & Hotspur in Shakespeare's Slave (Resonance Ensemble), Sgt. Woodward in In Fields Where They Lay, Ivan in The Commission, Lee in True West, Hamlet in Hamlet, Jamie in The Credeaux Canvas, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Banquo in Macbeth (Dreamscape Theatre); Jacob's House (Flux Theatre Ensemble); Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (On The Square Productions); Edgar in King Lear (ShakespeareNYC); Billy in The Real Thing, Variation in the World Premiere production of Giant-N-Variation, Dex in the U.S. premiere of Irvine Welsh's (author of Trainspotting) play, You'll Have Had Your Hole; Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1, Edmund in King Lear (Boomerang Theater Company); Lady Anne in Richard III (Judith Shakespeare Co.); The Player in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Sebastian in Twelfth Night (Milk Can Theatre Co.); and Chiron in Titus Andronicus (Expanded Arts). Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Actors Shakespeare Co). Playwriting credits: The Weird Sisters (East 3rd Productions, Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST), Breaking Ranks (New Mummer Group), Marlowe, P.I. (Dreamscape), Violence in the Air (StageWorks/Hudson), Obamaville, Krueger, RINO (Resonance Ensemble Play commission) and Paint (Semi-Finalist for the 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Winner of 2010 Georgia Theatre Conference New Play Award, 2010 Semi-Finalist for a Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship). His plays have been performed and developed by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Boomerang Theatre Co., East 3rd Productions, Living Image Arts, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, New Mummer Group, On the Square Productions, and Dreamscape Theatre. He is currently working on commission for Rising Phoenix Rep. He wrote two episodes for the second season for the award-winning web series, "Then we got HELP!" ( He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Dramatist Guild, Writers Guild of America, East.
Stephen Innocenzi
Stephen is very proud to have been in New Jersey Rep’s Theatre Brut Festival, four years running. Recently, he appeared in the Sam Shepard/Joseph Chaikin piece, “Tongues”. His New York stage credits include Don Juan in Alexander Pushkin’s “Little Tragedies”, Laius (Larry) in David Sard’s updated version of Oedipus, “The Ballad of Eddie and Jo”, the title role in Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov” at The Mint Theatre, The Dauphin in George Bernard Shaw’s “St. Joan” at The West End Theatre, Major Arnold in Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides” for The Heritage Theatre, Vinnie in Ralph Pape’s “Warm And Tender Love” at The John Houseman Theatre, Dr. Kroll in Henrik Ibsen’s “Rosmersholm”, and Adolf in August Strindberg’s “Creditors”. On television he has co-starred on “Law and Order” and “100 Centre Street” and is very happy to have played the lead in the film “Simulacrum”, which won best film at the 1997 Sacramento Festival of Film. Stephen also choreographed the Jim Thorpe musical, “Warrior”, for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and directed an award-winning production of Marie Jones’ “A Night in November” for The Actors’ Bridge in Nashville. He is currently the director of the Theatre Arts program for children at Art of Motion in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Stephen has also taught Musical Theatre for special needs children and an ongoing Theatre workshop for autistic teenagers.
Michael Nathanson
At NJ Rep, Michael has appeared in the musical Don't Hug Me and the east coast premiere of TempOdyssey, as well as several Theatre Brut festivals. Other credits include: The Lion King (national tour--Ed, Timon, Zazu); Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt, Lincoln Center), Flight of Icarus (Ohio Theatre, Ice Factory Festival); Stage Blood (John Houseman Theatre); God and Mr. Smith (Mint Theatre); Taming of the Shrew (Summer Theatre New Canaan); Hamlet in Hamlet and Ishmael in Moby Dick Rehearsed, dir. Tony Walton, w/Peter Boyle (Guild Hall); God of Desire (InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia); Nicky Goes Goth (NY Int'l Fringe Fest); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium, Seven Angels Theatre); They're Playing Our Song, Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream, The Sunshine Boys (Ivoryton Playhouse). Film and TV: 30 Rock, Law & Order, Rescue Me, Guiding Light, Table One, national commercials and indie films. Michael can also be seen as the Golden Local Human Trophy on NBC TV in New York and Training: Northwestern University, RADA, Barrow Group, UCB. Agent: Harden-Curtis Associates.
David Shih
You may have seen Dave at NJ Rep in Permanent Paper, Perishing Stone by Vladimir Zelevinsky as part of Theatre Brut "Seven Deadly Sins" and in the reading of Gravity Falls from Trees by Sung Rno. You may have also seen him on a New York stage in Crane Story (Playwrights Realm), Honor (Prospect Theater), Sake with the Haiku Geisha (Gotham Stage), Three Sisters (HBPF), Passchendaele (FringeNYC), Roller Derby (NYMF), The Tempest (The Public Theater), Ping Pong Diplomacy (Reverie Productions), The Painters Project (Cherry Lane). On TV: Blue Bloods, Are We There Yet?, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, All My Children, As The World Turns. In films: Petunia, Saving Face, Kung Fu Granny, World Without Photoshop, Right Hand on Red. And videogames: The Warriors, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. See more online:
Dan Domingues
Dan Domingues: Off-Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Atlantic Theatre Company); His Greatness (NY Fringe at Cherry Lane & Soho Playhouse); King Lear (LaMaMa); Night Sky (Baruch PAC); Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood (Midtown International Theatre Festival); Cymbeline (NY Classical); Dog in the Manger (Repertorio Espanol); Let Me Ascertain You cabaret w/The Civilians (Joe's Pub). NY Workshops: The Great Immensity (MTC/7@7 Series and Roundabout Studios). Regional: The Great Immensity (Kansas City Rep); It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Long Wharf); When the Sun Shone Brighter (Florida Stage); The Great Immensity workshop (Berlind Theatre at McCarter); Julius Caesar, Christmas Carol (Portland Stage); Amadeus, Othello (Pioneer Theatre Company); Enrico IV (Rep Theatre of St. Louis); Othello, La Dispute w/SITI Company (ART); AR Gurney's Human Events, Wit (George Street Playhouse); Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare); A Girl's War (New Repertory); Wait Until Dark (Stoneham Theatre); Sunrise at Monticello, Flying Crows (Playwrights Theatre of NJ); The Best Man, Love & Murder (NJ Rep). TV: Gossip Girl, Law & Order, As The World Turns, Hope & Faith, Third Watch. Training: MFA from ART-MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training; American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Associate Artist: The Civilians. Dan is also a company member of the non-profit Only Make Believe, which brings live theatre to sick and disadvantaged children in NY hospitals.
Harlan Tuckman
Harlan Tuckman has been a professional actor for over fifty years. Having studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse he went on to tour in the pre-Broadway production of "There Must Be A Pony" with Myrna Loy. While living in LA he appeared regularly in the NBC TV series, "Mr. Novak" as well as several feature films. Later on, back east, he appeared off-Broadway in the Holocaust play, "Find Me A Voice" which he reprised in New Jersey at NJRep, a professional Equity repertory company that he has been a member of since its inception. For his role in the NY production, Lawrence Van Gelder singled him out in his NYTimes review for "...a superior performance in a variety of roles.". He more recently appeared off-Broadway in the two character comedy, "Friends" which he also performed for Adult Communities, clubs, organizations and regional theatres on the east coast. Presently he is touring in his one-man play, "Uncle Philip's Coat" which has also played in a variety of venues similar to "Friends". His most recent outing was a five performance stint for the West Boca Theatre Company in Florida. Many thanks to Gabe & Suzanne for restarting his acting career.
Ross Benjamin
Recently, Ross appeared as Tom Wingfield in the Boarshead Theater's production of The Glass Menagerie and played Ben Jacobson in the sold out West Coast Premiere of Modern Orthodox. He appeared as Jerry Black in the West Coast Jewish Theatre's production of A Majority of One, played Chris Keller in Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the Shadowland Theatre and was seen opposite Larry Pressman in the Inkwell Theater's production of Peter Lefcourt's Only the Dead Know Burbank (directed by Peter Bonerz). Ross appeared in New York as Treplyev in The Sea Gull, Al in On the Open Road, Cootie in Moonchildren, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he played Harry Bagley in Cloud Nine and Tireseus in The Bacchae, and at the Drill Hall in London, the King in Love's Labour's Lost. He most recently was a recurring guest star on NBC's Harry's Law and guest starred on the Showtime series Tracey Ullman's "State of the Union". He served as both producer and star of the National Lampoon comedy Hard Four (with Ed Asner, Dabney Coleman, Ed Begley Jr. and Bryan Cranston) and can be seen in the upcoming films Treatment and Subject 15. Ross guest starred in the pilot for ABC's Life On Mars, played Peter Goldsmith in Mike Nichols' Primary Colors and had a recurring role on Tracy Ullman's HBO comedy Tracey Takes On. Other film and t.v. credits include Made in America, The Shrink Is In, Revolution #9, TNT's The Goodbye Girl, AMC's Remember Wenn and ABC's High Incident. Ross is a graduate of Harvard University and has studied in Oxford and London with the British American Drama Academy.
Robert Meksin
ROBERT MEKSIN is pleased to be a member of NJ Repertory Company. Other credits include: Off-Broadway, The Canterville Ghost; Off-Off-Broadway including Strindberg NY Festival, Riverside Shakespeare, Vital Theatre Company, Theatre Ten Ten, The Gallery Players, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Triangle Theatre Company, American Theater of Actors, and The Players Club; regional theater including Great Lakes Theatre Festival, The Cleveland Playhouse, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, and The Levin Theater Company; performance workshops with Playwrights Horizons and Ensemble Studio Theatre; numerous performances with Hudson River Classics and Instant Shakespeare Company; guest artist performances with The Snarks Theater Company, Ltd.; touring nationally with Boston Chamber Repertory; and featured performances in several independent film productions. Robert is also a member of Jackson Repertory Theatre and the NYC choral group, The Glass Menagerie. AEA, SAG
Christian Pedersen
For NJ Rep: Dead Ringer, Rookie of the Year (TheatreBrut), and several staged readings. Off-Broadway: Vieux Carre (Pearl), Eternal Equinox (59E59), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (3LD). Other New York credits include Another Vermeer (Abingdon), Cornbury, Scenes From An Execution (Hudson Guild), Historic Times (78th Street), The Fabulous Kane Sisters (FringeNYC). Regional:The 39 Steps (Maltz Jupiter), Dividing the Estate (People's Light), A View From the Bridge (Gulfshore), The Philadelphia Story (Ivoryton), Barefoot in the Park (Arkansas Rep), Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest (NJ Shakes), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Connecticut Free Shakes), Walking the Volcano (Vineyard Playhouse) and most recently Sleuth at Surflight Theatre co-starring Fred Grandy. TV credits include appearances on "The Good Wife", "Fringe", "Damages" and currently as Frank Baker on "One Life to Live". Christian can be seen in the upcoming feature film "The Last American Guido" shot in Hoboken and Jersey City. He is the composer of the rock musical comedy Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, which has had several productions in New York and Los Angeles and won the 2012 NJ Playwrights Contest.
Evander Duck, Jr.
Off Broadway: Confessions Of A Liar, (59E59th); Court-Martial At Fort Devens, (Woodie King's New Federal/Castillo); As You Like It, (Mint); Hurricane Katrina (Lucille Lortel/NYIFF). Off Off Broadway: The Food Was Terrible, (Bushwick Star); Julius Caesar (American Globe); Blues For Mister Charlie, (Marjorie Dean); Miss Evers' Boys (Red Fern Theatre Company). Regional: Macbeth, (Folger & Two River); Fences, (American Stage); Henry V, (Two River); Apostasy, (NJREP), Two Trains Running, (Algonquin); The Exonerated, (Charlotte Rep); Driving Miss Daisy, (Algonquin); Christmas Carol, (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). Television: House Of Cards, (Netflix, Season 3); The Affair, (Showtime, Premiere Season); Gotham, (Fox, Premiere Season); and Made In Jersey (Premiere Season). Film: Macbeth the Film, Give Chase, For All Mankind, Graveyard Shift. Training: MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy For Classical Acting at George Washington University.
Roland Johnson
Roland has worked in regional theatres from Maine (The Public Theatre) to Pennsylvania (Bristol Riverside) in plays as various as Frank McGuiness's Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Ivoryton Playhouse) to Ray Cooney's Out of Order (Centennial Theatre Festival). In New Jersey, in addition to New Jersey Rep, he has been seen at The Garage Theatre (Table Manners), Centenary Stage (The Perfect Marriage, My Three Angels), Tri-State (The Woman in Black) and Shadowlawn Stage (The Way You Look Tonight).
David Lavine
New York theatre: A Splintered Soul, Counsellor-At-Law (Peccadillo, Obie & Lortel Awards), Morning Star (Peccadillo), Kiss and Cry (NYIFF). Regional theatre: Stellyy (Berkshire Fringe), Moonlight & Magnolias, Count Dracula (Gretna), Waiting for Godot, The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Life in the Theatre, "Master Harold" ... and the boys (Fleetwood Stage). TV: Pan Am (recurring), Blue Bloods, Mercy, Law & Order, Cupid, Onion SportsDome, Onion News Network. Film: Taking Woodstock, Admiral Rickover (opposite Tim Blake Nelson), Knucklehead, Bedford Park Boulevard, Life in Flight. Reel: Writing credits include productions at New Jersey Rep, Fleetwood Stage, Emerging Artists, Theatre 54, Little Fish, Kimball Studio, New York Fringe, Columbus Fringe. Readings: New York Theatre Workshop, Naked Angels, Abingdon, Ensemble Studio Theatre. O'Neill Conference Finalists: The Ocean All Around Us; Poking Kitty Purple. Publication: 4 Plays by David Lavine, Original Works; The Ultimate Audition Book, Vol. 4: 222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under, Smith and Kraus.
Tom Tansey
Tom Tansey is based in Philadelphia but works in theatre and film throughout the tri-state area. In addition to his work at the NJ Rep (The Best Man in 2006), Tom's recent theater credits include work with the Wilma Theater (Anonymous) and Azuka Theater (Sweetie Pie) in Philadelphia, the Electric Theater Company (Rounding Third) in Scranton, PA, the Bristol Riverside Theatre (The Foreigner) in Bristol, PA, People's Light & Theatre Company (Tigers) in Malvern, PA, Montgomery Theater (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) in Souderton, PA, and The East-Lynne Theater Company (Why Marry?) in Cape May, NJ. His performances have been praised in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Newark Start Ledger, and Variety in roles that have run the gamut from lovers to loners, jokers to jerks, and ethical men to amoral killers. Tom is also a founding member of Tiny Dynamite Productions, a thriving Philadelphia theatre company which promotes and produces the works UK playwrights. Most recently, Tiny Dynamite was awarded a Knights Arts Challenge grant to produce 'A Play, a Pie & a Pint' at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Off stage, Tom is very active in mainstream and independent features with roles in the upcoming releases Safe, Sealed Fates, and Circle of Life. When he's not making noise on stage or on screen, Tom lives quietly in Collegeville, PA, with his lovely and much loved wife, Diane. He is proud to be a member of the Actors' Equity Association.
Thomas Grube
Thomas graduated college with a BS degree in Accounting & with $$$ signs in his eyes set his sights on Wall St on becoming wealthy financier. After 3 years of working on Wall St & a net worth of $100 (all of which he borrowed from his mother) he decided it was time to embark on another career & chose the acting profession. He has no regrets. Thomas (AEA-British Equity) has spent the last few years working in England and Ireland. Some of his theatre credits in London include: The Word For Snow, Execution of Justice, Valparaiso (Dan Crawford Theatre Pub Award), Impostors. Dublin: Shawshank Redemption, 12 Angry Men, Romeo & Juliet. He has toured Europe and the USA in West Side Story. He appeared at the Billy Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn NY in Imperfection Flawed by Lillie Marie Redwood which won the Audelco Award for best play. Other NY theatre credits: Three Sisters, Macbeth, The Tempest, Androcles & the Lion, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Petrified Forest, The Tooth of Crime, Jungle of Cities. This past April Thomas was in the island of Malta filming Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks & directed by Paul Greengrass. The film will be released in October, 2013.He also has a recurring role in the hit TV show Lilyhammer with Steven Van Zandt & filmed in Norway.
Bill Timoney
Bill played the five male roles in the Rep's 2007 production of Women Who Steal. He also performed in the Rep reading of Scandal that same year. NYC stage credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Irish Curse at the Soho Playhouse, Picking Palin at the NYC Fringe Festival, The Mundy Scheme at the Irish Arts Center, The Marital Bliss Of Francis & Maxine at Playwrights Horizon, and Endless Air Endless Water at MCC (where he was a core member of the company for eight years). Regional stages: State of the Union at Penobscot Theatre Company in Maine, The Raigne Of King Edward III at the Globe Playhouse in West Hollywood CA, Driving Miss Daisy at Virginia's Mill Mountain Theatre, A Christmas Story at Arkansas Rep, and Brigadoon at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach CA. A native of New Jersey and a Monmouth County resident, Bill's home-state appearances include The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940 at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, The Year Of The Hiker, Many Young Men Of Twenty, Shadow And Substance, The Weir and DA for the Celtic Theater Company in South Orange, and The Odd Couple, Chapter Two, And Then There Were None and DA at Shadow Lawn Stage in West Long Branch. TV appearances include Lipstick Jungle, Malcolm In The Middle, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The New Love American Style, Guiding Light, and several years as "Alfred Vanderpool" on All My Children. A veteran voice actor, Bill's work can be heard in hundreds of movies, TV shows, and animated programs. He's known to fans of Japanese animation as "Parn," the hero of the anime programs Record Of Lodoss War and Chronicles Of The Heroic Knight.
Virginia Roncetti
Virginia Roncetti began her career in her native Canada, where she played on Toronto and regional Canadian stages in roles such as Jill in The Fox; Calphurnia in Julius Caesar; Vivien in Nurse Jane Goes To Hawaii; Miss Hoyden in The Relapse; Della in The Gift of the Magi; and many more. Off-Broadway: A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe (St. Luke's Theatre). U.S. regional theatre credits include Dotty in Noises Off; Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo; Mrs. Rogers in The Au Pair Man; Betty in The Foreigner; Bunny in A Murder Is Announced; and Moira in O The Days, all at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont. In New York City, she is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company, where she has appeared in A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe (two productions); The Trial of Klaus Barbie; and On The Eve, as well as in one-act festivals and readings. Other Off-Off Broadway credits include Elisa's Skin; Balloon; Hyperactive; Rumors; Ripping It Off; and Moo (American premiere). Television appearances include Exhibit A, for The Learning Channel. Indie film credits include Flower Shop; Clean; and The Search. She has appeared in regional and national Canadian and U.S. commercials. At the WorkShop Theater Company, in association with the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Virginia co-produced the reading series Unknown Country: Five Plays from Canada (2005); and its sequal Unknown Country: More Plays from Canada (2006); and The MacIvor Readings (2007), saluting Canada's celebrated playwright, Daniel MacIvor. Virginia has trained in Canada, in London at L.A.M.D.A., and in NYC with the great Uta Hagen. She is extremely delighted to be a member of NJ Rep.
Kendal Ridgeway
Kendal Ridgeway is proud to be a longtime member of New Jersey Repertory Company. She has appeared in A World I Never Made, Octet, Raft of the Medusa and The Laramie Project at the Rep as well as several staged readings over the years. Other professional theatre credits include A Few Good Men, Noises Off, Dancing At Lugnasa, Prelude To A Kiss, Amadeus and Our Town. She has appeared in over a dozen commercials in the last few years. You may spot her this spring speaking about depression for Bristol Meyers, as a Mom for TV Land or in a Food Network Promo eating cake.
Juliet Kapanjie
Juliet made her debut performance on the stage in New Jersey Repertory Theater's world premiere of October 1962. She will be forever grateful for this wonderful opportunity which will hopefully send her down a path towards a fruitful and successful acting career. Juliet is presently in middle school at the Hun School of Princeton and is studying acting. She is also a serious student of ballet and the dance arts. Other favorite roles to date involve community theater productions and a play that she wrote and directed for her French class at school.
Tammi Clayton
Tammi (AEA.SAG.AFTRA) appeared in Slave Shack at NJ Rep as well as in several readings. OFF BROADWAY: S/He, The Story (The Public – Original Cast), The Exonerated (The Culture Project), Sam's Coming (New York Theatre Workshop), Tangled (Cherry Lane Theatre), Simultaneity (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), Faucets of Love, Courage (MCC Theatre), Qualis Vita (Peter Jay Sharp), Holly Down In Heaven (New Georges), Love, Hope and Jane (Rattlestick). REGIONAL:The Story (Long Wharf), The Color of Justice (Theatreworks, USA). FILM/TV: Two Weeks Notice (Warner Bros.), Wrong Room (Wrong Room Prod.),Law & Order (NBC), The Chris Rock Show (HBO), As The World Turns (CBS). VOICEOVER: Scholastic Books. INDUSTRIALS: On-camera principle for Claritin, Astra Zeneca, Tamaflu. TRAINING: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
Jenny Vallancourt
Jenny Vallancourt is a recent graduate of Barnard College, where she studied English and Theatre. With NJ Rep, she has performed in the world premieres of Bookends, a Musical and October 1962, as well as numerous readings. Favorite Barnard credits include Jessica in Dirty Hands and Tilly in Melancholy Play. She is excited to be returning to NJ Rep this summer for Release Point.
Roya Shanks
In New York, Roya has performed in the original plays Trinity (Abingdon Theatre), Ah, My Dear Anderson (Urban Stages), Maggie and Drey (47 th St. Theater), 1,001 New York Nights (Kraine), and Love and Literature (Columbia), as well as Don Carlos (Prospect Theatre Co.) Favorite regional roles include Eleanor in Lion in Winter (Main St. Theater), Masha in Three Sisters (Yale), Rebecca in Our Town (Old Globe), and Eliza in My Fair Lady (Israel). Roya has also appeared as Jillian Masters on One Life to Live. Roya holds a BA in Theatre from Yale University and is continuing her training with Maggie Flanigan. This year, she will spend this summer at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. For more information, please visit
Ashely Wren Collins
Ashley Wren Collins received her MFA in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and her BA in Theatre Arts and English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors. She has had the pleasure of working with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, as well as directors Robert Woodruff, Scott Zigler, and Scott Schwartz. Ashley recently finished performing to rave reviews as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday at Cape Rep Theatre. She has also been seen as Charity in the world premiere of Some Unfortunate Hour, Princess Diana in the political musical comedy satire Die, Die, Diana, Kim in the movie Silver Night, Coke commercials, Nickelodeon promotions, voice-overs (Optimum On-line, Clearlight Mortgage and, as a guest host on the 10! show on an NBC network affiliate, and appearances on Sex and the City, All My Children, and As The World Turns. Ashley is also an accomplished choreographer. August 2006 Actor of the Month:
Kathy Connolly
Kathy is very excited to be a part of the New Jersey Rep Company. She is a graduate of New York University's TISCH School of the Arts. Some of her favorite roles include Ruby Dames at Sea Theatre by the Sea, Julia Two Gentlemen of Verona The Musical Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Foxy Kenny Roger's Christmas from the Heart Beacon Theatre and national tour and Storyteller Some Story Guild Hall John Drew Theatre, She is also a teaching artist at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank New Jersey.
Rebecca Weiner
Rebecca made her NJ Rep debut in the musical Bookends. She currently performs in the Rescigno Variety Show (Night Life & Bistro Award winner) and recently filmed a pilot for the children's TV program 'Jodi the Yogi.' She was also in the film 'Clear Blue Tuesday.' Other credits include: About Face (NYMF), Oklahoma! (Atlanta TOTS), Music Man & Gigi (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Cats (Hangar Theater), Liberty Dance (Ellis Island), Lost in Yonkers & A Midsummer Night's Dream (Syracuse Stage). Rebecca is originally from northern Virginia and received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University.
Amie Bermowitz
Amie is thrilled to be back at NJRep, having performed here in the musical BOOKENDS. Most recently Amie starred in the off-Broadway show GOLDSTEIN. Other off-Broadway credits: RUTHLESS!, BELLS ARE RINGING, PARDON MY ENGLISH, WHOOPEE! Regional roles include Sylvia Fine in DANNY and SYLVIA at The Forum Theatre; Sally in CABARET, PINS and NEEDLES, Ophelia in ...FORUM, all at the Washington Jewish Theatre; TINTYPES at Round House Theatre, working with the Flying Karamazov Brothers in THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV at Arena Stage, and playing Cinderella's stepmother in TWICE CHARMED aboard Disney Cruise Line.
Chantal Jean-Pierre
Chantal Jean-Pierre is thrilled to make her New Jersey Repertory Company debut. A few of her credits: Fairview at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Our Town at Miami New Drama, Disgraced at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Intimate Apparel at Dorset Theatre Company, Repairing a Nation at Crossroads Theatre Company, the title role in both Cincinnati Shakespeare and Orlando Shakespeare Festival's production of Antony and Cleopatra; Goneril in King Lear at the Folgers in Washington DC, Hostess Quickly and Alice in Henry V at Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. She has guest starred on a number of television shows. Find out more at:
MaConnia Chesser
Maconnia is excited and grateful to be working again with NJ Rep! NEW YORK THEATER: Ensemble Studio Theatre, York Shakespeare Company. REGIONAL THEATER: Shakespeare & Company (company member), Actors' Shakespeare Project, WAM Theatre, Ancram Opera House, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Chester Theatre, Kennedy Center, Theater Alliance (Insurrection: Holding History, Helen Hayes nomination), Tennessee Shakespeare, African Continuum Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, & Folger Theatre. FILM/TV: The Shape of Destiny (Official selection, 2018 Women in Comedy Festival), Nothing But the Truth, Ghosts of Hamilton Street, Diseasels, HBO's The Wire. EDUCATION: Shakespeare & Company, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Alcorn State University. For my mom Dorothy D. Scott Chesser, and my friend Dennis Krausnick.
Bev Sheehan
Bev most recently appeared in Richard Dresser's The Last Days of Mickey and Jean at Oldcastle Theater in Vermont and The Bickford Theater in NJ. She is about to begin rehearsals for Miss Witherspoon at the Theater Project. Other regional credits include, Rising Water (Shadowland and Playwright's Theater), Last of The Red Hot Lovers (Woman's Theater Company) Tales of an Urban Burb (12 Miles West Theatre) The Lady in Question (The Theatre Project) and The Fourth Wall and Sweet Sue at the What Exit? Theatre, where she served as Artistic Director for 15 years. Favorite roles include Mrs. Seizmagraff in Betty's Summer Vacation, Karen in Dinner With Friends, and in musical comedy, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Bev has been a voice-over actress for 30 years, with credits ranging from the award-winning PBS series Wide Angle to the Once Upon a Potty toilet training DVDs. She has voiced thousands of radio and T.V. commercials and narrations and is a grateful member of AFTRA, SAG, and AEA.
Georgette Reilly Timoney
Georgette most recently appeared on-stage in Picking Palin at Fringe NYC 2010, and in A Christmas Story at Arkansas Rep. Her NJ stage appearances include The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Bickford Theater, Chapter Two, Just The Way You Look Tonight and The Odd Couple at Shadow Lawn Stage, Fast Girls at American Stage Company, Jesus Christ Superstar at Surflight Summer Theater, and Private Eyes at 12 Miles West. Georgette has acted in 17 productions with the Celtic Theater Company of NJ, including The Weir, Juno and the Paycock, The Playboy of the Western World, The King of Friday's Men, Sharon's Grave and The Field (for which she received a NJ Tony award nomination from the Star Ledger). Georgette played "Suzette" in Don't Dress for Dinner at the Bristol Valley Theatre in upstate NY. Her work as a voice actress in English language versions of Japanese animation includes Comic Party, Madara, Gokudo, and Mermaid Forest. Georgette received an Emmy Award nomination (Mid-Atlantic division) for her work as a producer for the PBS TV program Caucus: New Jersey. She is also a producer for the TV talk show One-On-One. Georgette is a New Jersey native, a Monmouth County resident, and a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Nancy Ringham
Nancy was recently seen in her critically-acclaimed performance in the Off-Broadway hit Secrets Of A Soccer Mom. Broadway audiences will recognize her from Follies (Christine) with Judith Ivey, Blythe Danner and Treat Williams; The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake) opposite Mac Davis, Larry Gatlin and Mickey Rooney; The Threepenny Opera (Polly) opposite Sting; and My Fair Lady (Eliza) opposite Rex Harrison. Off-Broadway audiences have also seen Nancy in David Lindsey-Abaire's Fuddy Meers at MTC; Liz Swados' Esther (which also toured Italy); Lenny and the Heartbreakers at NYSF; Trouble In Tahiti (Dinah); and Stuart Ross' Not So New Faces. She has toured in Oklahoma (Ado Annie); Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont, which she also recorded with the London Symphony); Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Cabaret (Sally Bowles) opposite Joel Grey; and My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison. Her regional credits are extensive, having performed in over 30 productions including Paper Moon (Miss Trixie) at The Ford's Theater; Clint Holmes' Comfortable Shoes at The Papermill Playhouse (for which she won Best Actress in a Musical); and shows at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Alliance, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Guthrie, The MUNY, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, Houston Grand Opera, and London's The Young Vic, among others. Nancy television appearances include The Dave Chappell Show, Comedy Central, David Letterman, One Life To Live, Another World, Citykids and Loving. She also appeared as Delores Garner opposite Jeffery Tambor in the Disney film Heavyweights, and has been in numerous commercials. She was featured in Hey, Look Me Over... A Tribute To Cy Coleman at Lincoln Center, in Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle (with Bernadette Peters) at Carnegie Hall, and has been a guest soloist many times with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and the Florida Pops. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
Kate Kenney
Kate is excited to be a part of the New Jersey Rep! She received her BFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, in addition to training for a year at Shakespeare's Globe in London. She originated the role of Sophia Matilda in the world premiere of Don Nigro's play The Mary Celeste, which was produced by the theater company she co-created, Gravity & Glass. She has toured as both an actress and a puppeteer, and has been a magician's assistant on a cruise line. She has most recently returned from the role of Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest at Lost Nation Theater in Vermont.
Wendy Peace
Wendy Peace is a long time NJ Rep Company Member, having appeared in main stage productions,Theatre Bruts and readings. She was Program Director for NJ Rep's award-winning Young Playwrights Project. Favorite roles at NJ Rep include Melinda in HAPPY and Sara in LUCKY ME (both by Robert Caisley) and Alice in Alan Brody's HOUSEWIVES OF MANNHEIM, all directed by SuzAnn Barabas. Other favorite roles: Lady Macbeth (MACBETH), Elmire (TARTUFFE), Claudius (HAMLET), Malvolio (TWELFTH NIGHT). and Robin Rice's one-woman show LISTEN! THE RIVER. Wendy also enjoys coaching the Central Park North Stars as part of the American Special Hockey Association. Twitter/Instagram @peacewendypeace
Alex Bond
Alex Bond is an actress, writer and comedienne. Most recently she appeared Off-Broadway in Flamingo Court as Marie, Clara, and Chi Chi. Regional theatre work: DFW Fringe Festival at the Hub Theatre, Provincetown Theatre, New Harmony Theatre, Depot Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Virginia Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, South Jersey Regional Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three. Numerous national commercials. TV credits include: SNL, All My Children. Ms. Bond just completed a novel Late Nights With The Boys: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse. She currently performs readings from the book with David L. Carson; their work has received the Producer's Pick Award from the 2007 Dallas/Ft. Worth Fringe Festival and the Best Literary Staging from the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Ms. Bond is delighted and honored to be part of NJRep's company.
Getchie Argetsinger
Getchie Argetsinger has appeared off Broadway, regionally and in several national tours. Her acting career spans over 30 years in theatre, television and film. Getchie was recently seen in NYC as an inmate in the Moses Mogilee production of Marat Sade, directed by Jan Powell and as Agatha in The Children's Hour at APAC, directed by Jesse D. Hill. Some favorite roles are Kathy in The Kathy & Mo Show at the Greenwich Street Theatre and Meg in A Lie Of The Mind; as well as Queen Elinor in King John at the Present Company and Marina in Uncle Vanya with the Barrow Group. Noteworthy performances include The Molly Bloom Soliloquy a one woman show excerpting Ulysses for the Bloomsday Celebration and the female lead in Selections from Metamorphoses directed by Jesse Ontiveros for The Hellenic Festival. Regional credits include Mrs. Gill in both See Rock City and Gulf View Drive at Margreta Stage in Connecticut and Miss Prism in The Importance Of Being Earnest at the New Harmony Theatre in Indiana. Film credits include a cameo on The Sopranos and the lead in the short film Broken. Getchie is also a professional storyteller bringing to life timeless tales from around the world in libraries, schools and museums nationwide.
Lynne Taylor
Lynne Taylor very much appreciates the work being done by NJ Rep and is proud to be a part of the company. Among her many theatre credits she has performed in two Off-Broadway shows and one of them, The Assessment, garnered her the Best Actress Award at the Strawberry One Act Festival. Lynne played an 80 yr. old woman with dementia and apparently no-one had a clue that Lynne was much younger than those years. One of the judges was overheard saying, "Isn't it nice that there are old people in this festival!" Her best compliment! Another special experience was working at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor where she performed Edith Frank in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Lynne has also had large co-starring roles on the TV shows LAW & ORDER and MEDIUM and a bunch of indie films. She's also been the on-camera host of the Hamptons International Film Festival for WVVH-TV for 7 years.
Natalie Neckyfarow
Natalie Neckyfarow is an actress-dancer-singer originally from Charlotte, NC, who has called NYC home for the past 7 years. She trained as a dancer most of her childhood and earned a BA in Dance from Smith College, with high honors. Once in NYC, Natalie expanded her horizons to include acting in musicals, plays, film and television. She has performed with various off-off Broadway theatre companies including Theatrerats, Phare Play Productions, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Red Door Theatre Company, and Theatrevision/Playtime. Recent roles include Lily in Taking Toll, the Narrator in The Witches, Karen in In the Jar, and Edith in Blithe Spirit. Favorite musical theatre credits include Mae/Dream Gladys in Pajama Game, Gertie in Oklahoma, and Anne in La Cage Aux Folles. Natalie recently was a day player in the pilot Bang! and plays Lain Connors in the independent feature Farheight High: The Sci-Fi Movie Musical, which was recently released to DVD. Also a teacher and choreographer, she has worked with Camp Broadway as a Teaching Artist for both summer and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade programs.
Anthony Wills Jr.
New York credits include Big-love Ape-song (Target Margin and Ontological Hysterics directed by David Herskovitz), Birdhouse (KNF productions), In Circles (Kaliyuga Arts), The Odyssey (Looking Glass), Talking to Terrorists (Culture Project), Avenue X (Dreamlight Theater) and his on-man show, The Happiness of Schizophrenia (New York International Fringe Festival) Recently Anthony participated in the workshop production of Yes! The Musical Produced by the Duke Ellington Foundation. Other companies he's enjoyed working with include American Theater Co.,The Hypocrites, Lookingglass, Milwaukee Rep, Steppenwolf, Surflight, Utah Shakes, and several others.
John Little
John Little is delighted to return to NJRep, where he appeared in DON'T HUG ME, POETIC LICENSE and A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS. He was in the Roundabout Theatre National Tour of CABARET, ALL MY SONS in Woodstock, and BASKERVILLE at Surflight. Regional theatres include Yale Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Goodspeed, Portland Stage and nine seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Off-Broadway credits include SHADOWLANDS on Theatre Row and HAMLET. Television credits include BOARDWALK EMPIRE and LAW AND ORDER. John is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and lives in New York with his family.
David Bishins
Off-Broadway: Henry Miller in Anais Nin, One of Her Lives (The Beckett); A Mother, a Daughter and a Gun with Olympia Dukakis (Dodger Stages); Sympathetic Magic by Lanford Wilson-Obie Award best play-(Second Stage); Bad Girls by Joyce Carol Oates (Director's Co.); The Nest (dir. Moses Kaufman); B oys in the Band (WPA & Lortel); Teibele and Her Demon (JRT); Cacodemon King (En Garde Arts); Tower of Evil (CSC); Midsummer Night's Dream (TFANA).Regional: Lee in True West (Vermont Stage Co.); Rag and Bone (dir. Tina Landau), A Month in the Country (Long Wharf) As Bees in Honey Drown (dir. Evan Bergman); Arcadia(Wilma); The Dybbuk (Pittsburgh Public); Reckless (Hartford Stage); Christmas Carol (Actor's Theatre of Louisville).Film & TV: Sorry, Haters!; The War Within; Tracks; Liberty! The American Revolution (PBS); Law and Order; Law and Order: Criminal Intent; Law and Order: Trail by Jury; Law and Order: SVU, Guiding Light; All My Children; As the World Turns; One Life to Live. Group18 graduate of The Juilliard School.
Daniel Robert Sullivan
Daniel has appeared on tour with Pirates of Penzance and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey (Where The Sun Never Sets), Kansas City Repertory Theatre (Room Service, Metamorphoses, Man and Superman), Utah Shakespearean Festival (Henry IV, The Winter's Tale, Forever Plaid), Hudson Stage Co. (Almost, Maine), The Bickford Theatre (Almost, Maine), The Metropolitan Opera, New York Theatre Workshop, and other regional theatres in OR, TX, AZ, MI, TN, VA, WV, OH, NJ, RI, MO, KS, and CT. Daniel can be seen singing in Spielberg's Amistad, learning in the new series Eebee's Adventures, dating in the new independent film Red Flag, and winning in reruns of Hollywood Squares. He holds an MFA from UMKC and will next be appearing in the world premiere of a new musical, Sweetie, in New York.
Alan Souza
ALAN SOUZA is a freelance director who has directed both plays and musicals in NYC and, regionally, at Drury Lane/Chicago, Laguna Playhouse, New Jersey Repertory, Arkansas Repertory, Walnut Street Theatre, Olney Theatre, The New Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, 3-D Theatricals, Human Race Theatre Company, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, among others. He has been nominated for the Carbonell Award and has received multiple Edgerton Foundation Grants for new works. Alan has directed original benefit performances on Broadway for the Actors Fund of America and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. He is also a frequent Guest Artist in University Drama Programs throughout the Country and a faculty member for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Ethan Paulini
New York: Gypsy of the Year (2006, Neil Simon Theatre-BC/EFA), The Sexless Years (Ars Nova, 2006 MAC Award Nomination) Spontaneous Evolution Ensemble (SEE Theatre, Founding Member). National Tours: Cameron Mackintosh's Production of Oliver!, A Christmas Carol Directed by Kevin Del Aguila. Favorite Regional: Forever Plaid, The Full Monty, Urinetown, Kiss of the Spider Woman, tick, tick...BOOM!, Side Show, Lady in the Dark, Durang, Durang, Wonderful Town and A Little Night Music. Ethan created the role of Luke/Lucas in the world premiere of Lance Horne's Back in the Day (Original Cast Recording). He received a 2007 Spirit Award for his performance of the title role in the regional premiere of Andrew Gerle's Richard Rodgers' Award-Winning musical, The Tutor. Ethan has appeared in numerous national commercials, industrials, PSA's, independent films and a short-lived sitcom for NBC. BFA-Acting/Emerson College, proud member Actors Equity.
Buzz Roddy
Lawrence Street
Lawrence Street (AEA,AFTRA) Lawrence was born and raised in New Jersey and comes to New Jersey Rep. from the worlds of music theater and opera. In New York, He has been seen on Broadway in URINETOWN The Musical and in South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. That production was filmed for PBS Great Performances and went on to win an Emmy. His other credits include:Porgy and Bess at Royal Festival Hall in London, Little Beasts at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ and You Can't Take It With You and Inspecting Carol at The Barnstormers Theatre in NH. Lawrence holds an undergraduate degree in music from Carnegie Mellon University and studies acting at The Barrow Group in Manhattan.
Tim Intravia
Tim Intravia is currently a swing in the off broadway hit Tony N Tina's Wedding. He has been a featured stage combat fighter at the Metropolitan Opera's productions of Otello, Carmen and Macbeth, and has appeared in readings for the Abingdon Theatre Company, Reverie Productions and Milkcan Theatre Company. Tim has also appeared as part of Emerging Artists Theatre's one act play festival, toured with the National Theatre in The Barber of Seville and most recently appeared in Still Lives at the Workshop Theater Compnay. Tim is a living statue ( and can be seen nightly in Times Square, Rockefeller Center and all over the world standing still and being a robot. He has performed as a statue in St. Petersburg, Russia for Major League Baseball and on the FX show Rescue Me. Tim has done commercials for Staten Island Honda, Connecticut Lotto, Dragonball Z video game and more He is also a stand up comedian and sketch comedy writer. Tim is delighted to be a member of NJ Rep and a proud AEA member.
Patrick Shea
Patrick is very pleased to be included in this talented company. He has worked extensively in regional theatre and spent several seasons in our nation's capitol, appearing at The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre (Inherit the Wind starring James Whitmore), and The Shakespeare Theatre (The Winter's Tale, King Lear, Coriolanus, and King John, all directed by Michael Kahn). He also particpated in a staged reading of Mrs. Bob Crachit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang at Arena Stage. His other regional credits include The People's Light and Theatre Company (Holes), Totem Pole Playhouse (A Christmas Carol, Rumors), Mill Mountain Theatre, Cider Mill Playhouse, Monomoy Theatre, and the Alabama and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. He also toured the country as Long John Silver in Treasure Island for Theatreworks/USA. Patrick is a member of Vermont's Oldcastle Theatre Company as both actor and stage manager. His appearances there include A Tale of Two Cities (world premiere), Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol (as Jacob Marley), Hard Times, Morning's At Seven, K2, Judevine, Terra Nova, and the one-man show, Revolutionary Wizard, Benjamin Franklin (world premiere).
Jim Shankman
Jim Shankman has appeared at New Jersey Rep in Jack Canfora's Jericho, in Steve Dietz' Yankee Tavern and in Zayd Dohrn's Sick. Other recent credits include Arthur Stein in the world premiere of Deborah Laufer s End Days, Carl in the Southeast premiere of Michael Hollinger's Opus (both at Florida Stage) and Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias at the Dorset Theatre Festival, where he has played nine roles over the years including Morris Kaden in As Bees In Honey Drown and Alex Gal in Rough Crossing. As one of the founding members of Coyote Theatre in Westchester County, New York he played Charlie Fox in Speed-The-Plow, Austin in True West and The Man in Laughing Wild. Jim is also a playwright and novelist.
Jason Szamreta
Jason is excited to join the artistic community of NJ Rep. New York credits include: After the Curtain (Richmond Shepard Theatre), SubUrbia (The Triad), The Liar's Poem (One Arm Red)and Tennessee's Final Curtain (Hotel Elysee). NJ and Regional credits include: The BFG and Tales from the Garden (Growing Stage), And Then They Came for Me (George Street Playhouse), The Star (Princeton Summer Theater), How I Learned to Drive (Theatre Project), Memorial Park (Forum Theater), and Gross Indecency, Stupid Kids and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Boarshead Theater.) Jason starred in the independent film In the Strangest Places which was featured at the Pocono Film Festival. He is a graduate of Fordham University and has studied Transformational Acting with Sande Shurin. Jason is a member of Actors' Equity Association. For more information, please visit
Joe Gioco
Joe Gioco played Doc in the 2008 Olivier Award nominated production of West Side Story at Sadler's Wells, London, as well as in Dusseldorf, Athens, The Hague, Trieste, Bordeaux and Kuala Lumpur. He appeared on Broadway in Inherit The Wind (with George C. Scott and Charles Durning) and received critical acclaim as Laz in The Working Theatre's production of Marty Pottenger's Abundance at Dance Theatre Workshop. Other NYC roles include Dutch in The Great Divide at Metropolitan Playhouse, Angelo in Dancing in the Garden in 2011 NYC Fringe Festival, Gin Rummy in the world premier of Jean Claude van Itallie's Fear Itself at Theater for the New City; Ron in Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre; Fingers in Geography of a Horse Dreamer at Soho Rep. Regionally, he played M. Loyal in Tartuffe at Capital Rep and Captain Taylor in A Soldier's Play, US tour. Also, Milton Perry in The Immigrant at the Forum Theatre, Teach in American Buffalo, Clov in Endgame at The Albany Theatre Project and Bobby in Ellen Rusconi's First Meeting at Phillipstown's Depot Theatre directed by Chad Larabee. Film: Goodfellas, Joey Breaker, Flodder in Amerika, Breaking Point and 2011 Wendy Cheng's indie The Region of Unlikeness. Television: The Equalizer, Another World, Ghost Stories and The Onion Sports Dome. Joe is a proud member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG and is married to actress Laralu Smith.
Michael Maricondi
Michael Maricondi is a recent graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts who is addicted to Japanese pop music and Scrabble. He is pleased as ambrosia nectar and privileged to be a part of Cupid and Psyche here at NJ Rep as New Jersey is his favorite state in the union. In New York, he has appeared in many new musicals including Be Like Joe, Rainy Day People, Extraordinary, Welcome to New Jersey, and others as well as the Northeast tour of I Feel Great! (Kevin). He is a member of Pacific Opera Encores, with whom he performed at Carnegie's Weill Recital hall and in Il Tabarro (Tinca). In addition to performing, Michael is a playwright and composer—his What Fairy Tale is This, Anyway?! The Musical played a sold-out run last summer at The Producers' Club in New York, and his newest children's musical, When Push Comes to Shove (with collaborator Rachel Bloom) is set to premiere sometime this coming year. He is also a voice teacher and acting coach. Michael would like to thank Robin and Dana for their support and wisdom, Caitie for making him laugh, "Boopsie" for those late night inspirational talks, and, most of all, Mommy for being his angel. 
Bill Mootos
Bill has worked in theaters throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. His theater credits include productions with the Huntington Theatre Company, Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, Garage Theatre Group, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Gloucester Stage, The Vineyard Playhouse, Boston Theatre Works, North Shore Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Chester Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre Project, American Stage Festival, Wheelock Family Theatre, New Century Theatre, and others. Film credits include R.I.P.D., Siren, The Company Men, Locked In, Hard Luck, Easy Listening, and Something Sweet. Proud member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA.
Jason Odell Williams
Jason is thrilled to making his NJ Rep debut this spring as Adam in Yankee Tavern. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Jason received his B.A in Drama from The University of Virginia and his M.F.A. from The Actors Studio Drama School. He has appeared on television (All My Children, One Life to Live, Guiding Light) and in several independent films including the 2008 Academy Award nominee Picture Day (student category), and, from the producer of Frozen River, the upcoming short Passerine. He has also performed Off-Broadway at The Aquila Theatre, The Pearl Theatre, La MaMa ETC, Transport Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Daryl Roth 2 Theatre, and The Actors Studio. Regionally he's played leading roles at The Studio Theatre in D.C. (Fat Pig), Baltimore's Centerstage (Tartuffe), The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. (Pericles), The National Shakespeare Co. (Macbeth; Romeo & Juliet), and Heritage Rep in Virginia (Proof, Comic Potential, The Sunshine Boys, The Last Night of Ballyhoo). Over the last few years, Jason has been privileged to work along side Jenna Fisher, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy and Morgan Freeman. As a playwright, Jason's work has been performed at MTC, Primary Stages, New Jersey Rep, The New School for Drama, The Bleecker Street Theatre, The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre in Florida, The Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Interart Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Jason currently lives in New York City with his wife, Charlotte Cohn, and their daughter, Imogen. For more please visit
Brad Fraizer
Brad is extremely excited about his New Jersey Rep. debut and thankful that the NJR team would give him the opportunity to put his shenanigans to the test in this wonderful play. Off Broadway: Three on a Couch (American Premiere), Soho Playhouse; New York Theatre: Road to Calvary (Reading), Playwrights Horizons; Behind the Sticks, NY Fringe Cherry Lane Theatre; My Expatriate, dir. Bill C. Davis and Likeness (NYC Premiere), Manhattan Theatre Source; The Contrast, Under The Gaslight, and The Return of Peter Grimm, Metropolitan Playhouse; Desdemona's Dream and Schaden, Freude and You, (Co-Creator) Produced by Logic Limited Ltd. a Clown Collective, of which he is a Co-Founder, with performances at The Brick Theatre, Dixon Place and P.S. 122; The Maids and Deathwatch, Egress Theatre Co.; The Devil is an Ass, Emuyabo Productions. Regional Theatre: Alice by Whoopie Goldberg, Kennedy Center National Tour; The Matchmaker, Ford's Theatre, dir. Mark Lamos; History Boys and How The Other Half Loves, Northern Stage. The 13th of Paris, Public Theatre, ME; The Lion in Winter, Boz and the Bard Productions, NJ. BFA University of Michigan. AEA. Thanks to Mom, Pops, and Brianne who are always with me to celebrate the ups… and hold my hand through the downs.
Max Arnaud
Max Arnaud is thrilled to make his debut at New Jersey Rep playing Jimmy Stewart in Puma. Past credits: Spring Awakening at Center Stage NY, Dreams of Friendly Aliens at Abindgon Theatre, The Common Man at Dixon Place, I Kreon at Walkerspace, Mythelaneous at Manhattan Theatre Source, First Time, Long Time at Stage Left Studios, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Iceman Cometh with Dog and Pony in New Orleans, and Julius Caesar at the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. At Greenbrier Valley Theatre: Drawer Boy, Noises Off, Proof, Moonlight and Magnolias, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Death of a Salesman. For his Master's thesis he performed a full length solo show of Samuel Beckett's Texts For Nothing. He has acted in several independent short films and most recently in the feature film Upstate (LA Film Festival, available on Sundance Now and IFC). His play Daydream toured the Canadian Fringe Festivals in the Summer of 2010. He directs plays for the Brooklyn Players in Park Slope (Urinetown, Into the Woods), does readings of new plays with the Artful Conspirators, and teaches playwrighting workshops in public schools. BA: Tulane, MFA: WVU. Website:
Valerie Stack Dodge
Valerie is honored to be a member of NJ Rep. She received her BFA in Theater from, and is a former faculty member of The Boston Conservatory. NYC credits include Romeo and Juliet with Foolish Mortals, The Miser with Out of the Box Theatre Company, and singing at Don't Tell Mama Cabaret. Valerie is a long time member of 12 Miles West Theatre Company, where she performed in Tales of an Urban Burb, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, and many radio plays, including It's a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol. Other New Jersey performances include Table Manners with Garage Theatre Group, Letting Go with the Women's Theater Company, and several plays at the Growing Stage. Valerie is a proud member of AEA & AFTRA.
Mary Murphy
Mary is very excited to be a member of NJ Repertory. She recently voiced the character of Dashi in the animated series Octonauts (US) airing on the Disney Channel, along with multiple characters for the PBS Kids project Past and Present. She also recently appeared in the films Room 333, Palace Hotel, Replaced, Blind, On Vacation, and Love In Zodiac. A few of her stage credits include Courting Mae West, Pop at HERE, Artist Descending A Staircase, Jailbirds, Stonewall Voices, and Wait Until Dark. Additionally she has voice acted for My Little Pony, Pokemon, the animated film Together, Pirates of the Flying Fortress, the award-winning audio adventure series Billy Brown, along with numerous film, animation, and radio projects. AEA/SAG/NYWIFT
Jenelle Sosa
Jenelle has been seen at NJ Rep in readings of Super by Lia Romeo, and One Night in Asbury Park by Maurizio Marmorstein (winning screenplay of the Garden State Film Festival) She has been recognized by The Star Ledger for her performance as Chicklet in Psycho Beach Party (Best Actress in a Play, 2009) and Sam in Fully Committed (nominated Unique Theatrical Experience, 2008) both at The Theater Project. Other credits include Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mortal Folly Theater, NYC), Margie in Loose Knit (Centenary Stage), Ruby in The Ruby Sunrise & Penny in Penny Penniworth (The Theater Project), Harley in Accomplice (Shadowland Theatre), Maria in Twelfth Night (Tri-State Actors Theater), Wren in A Body of Water (Garage Theatre), and she has toured nationally with The Pushcart Players. Jenelle is also a singer and voiceover artist, and has appeared in numerous web series, commercials, and pod-casts. For more information visit Jenelle is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
Ylva Weeks
Ylva is thrilled to be a member of NJ Rep. Ylva has performed in numerous productions all over Manhattan and in Europe. Recently she originated the role of Jackie in the new play New Beginnings at the Where Eagles Dare Theater in Manhattan. Other favorite roles include Judy Miller in Another Antigone for which she received two Topper Awards for Best Drama and Best Ensemble, Beline in The Hypochondriac, Catherine in Pippin, Giulietta in Aspects Of Love. Ylva got her Masters Degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Kings College London. In addition, she received two Awards of Merit from the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and she is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ylva has also performed in numerous independent films in New York.
Pheonix Vaughn
Pheonix is a proud NJ Rep Company member and some of her favorite Rep credits include: The M Spot with Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry, Cupid and Psyche, Yankee Tavern, The Judy Holliday Story, The Housewives of Mannheim (Off Broadway at 59th East 59th and at The Ensemble Theater in Santa Barbara). Other NYC Theater credits include: Loves Of Picasso (with Terry D'Alfonso at the MoMA) Heaven In Your Pocket (Emerging Artists Theatre), A Piece Of My Heart (Red Fern Theatre Company with Shirley Lauro). Los Angeles credits include: The People vs. Friar Laurence, Fools (original cast), Shakespeare's Greatest Hits (original cast), Trombone (original cast), and Assassins. AEA member. Pheonix is also a singer/songwriter and guitarist. For more information visit
Lauren Singerman
Lauren was recently seen in Little Eagles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. New York credits include Sheila Callaghan's Ayravana Flies, or A Pretty Dish (world premiere, Vital Theatre Company; Samuel French Short Play Festival winner), Pieces of the Throne (Epic Theatre Ensemble), and Bash (Raw Space). Regional credits include Adam Bock's The Drunken City (world premiere, Kitchen Theatre Company) and The Most Happy Fella (Cider Mill Playhouse). Lauren is a member of Actors' Equity Association. MFA: Rutgers University.
Kate O'Phalen
Kate O'Phalen is a proud recent graduate from Hofstra University's B.F.A. in Theatre Arts program. She has already worked in theatres across New York, including The Wings Theatre, The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The American Theatre of Actors, St. Luke's Theatre and The Gene Frankel Theatre. She was also featured in the first annual Washington D.C. Fringe Festival and her film and television credits include Damages on FX and Amazing Sports Stories on the Fox Sports Network. She is thrilled to be among the newest NJ Rep company members!
Lauren Briggeman
Lauren has been a member of NJ Rep since 2010 when she shared the role of Janet in Steven Dietz's Yankee Tavern. Newly arrived in NYC, her recent credits include Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet the inaugural production for Eclectic Pond Theatre Company based in Indianapolis, IN, the lead role in Slammed a well-received slam poetry play in the 2011 Indianapolis fringe festival, and Mrs. Givings in Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play with the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.
Catherine LeFrere
Film/Television: Running Wilde (FOX); Maybe There's a Tree. NY Credits: For Worse (NY Stage & Film); Just In Time: The Judy Holliday Story (Lucille Lortel); The Empress of Sex; At Home Abroad (Symphony Space); Really Bad Things (NYMF); Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke? (MITF Award, Best Actress nomination); Once Upon A Time in New Jersey; The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret; The Blue Room; The Green Knight (Planet Connections Award, Best Featured Actress); Sex with Robots (Secret Theater) Regional: As You Like It, The Boys from Syracuse (Shakespeare Theatre Company). NOIR, Esther's Mustache (NJ Repertory), Anything Goes, Grease (Wagon Wheel).Training: Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf. Follow me on twitter @cathlefrere.
Ylfa Edelstein
Ylfa Edelstein is excited to start the new year at the New Jersey Repertory Company, playing Marlene Dietrich in PUMA. Some of her theater credits include: Joanne in Arthur Kopit's Because He Can, at Personal Space Theatrix, with Ronald Guttman, Annie in Tilted House, at The Chester Theater Company with Victor Slezak. Her TV and Film roles include, the yet to be released Company Retreat, directed by Campbell Scott, recurring parts on the Showtime Series, The Hoop Life and the CBS series The Education of Max Bickford with Richard Dreyfuss. Guest Starring roles on Law & Order, Law & Order SVU and Law & Order CI. Mystery Woman on The Hallmark Channel and The PBS Pilot, Cop Shop. She is a member of The Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 cold reading series and has participated in numerous workshops of new plays at The Berkshire Playwrights Lab and Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble, appearing with Elizabeth Franz, Francis Sternhagen, Marian Seldes, Doris Roberts, Gregory Hines, Charles Durning, Dan Lauria and David Schwimmer.
Maria Silverman
Maria Silverman has appeared at NJ Rep as Mia in Saviana Stanescu's Ants and as Marta in John Biguenet's Night Train. Maria made her professional debut on Broadway in Michael Mayer's Tony Award-winning revival of A View From the Bridge. Since then, she has appeared in over 30 productions, including 14 world premieres. Off-Broadway: Tales from the Tunnel, Beachwood Drive. New York: Rev. George in the Audelco-Award nominated Women in the Pit, Gertie in the NYIT-nominated House of Mirth, Open Rehearsal, Tech Support, Skin.Flesh.Bone., Cool Blues (NFT), Dreamers of the Day, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya, The Contrast, Galileo, S/HE (dir. Jose Zayas), As You Like It, The Seagull, No Place to Be Somebody (dir.Woodie King Jr.), Cclit (Atlantic Theater Second Stage), Expressing Willie, Nights at the Circus (NY Fringe), Embracing Freedom (Ellis Island). New Jersey: It Pays to Advertise (East Lynne Co.), Shining City (Shadow Lawn), Trio Sonata (Women's Theatre Co.), Darkness to Light (12 Miles West), Camino Real (Arthouse). Regional: Lend Me a Tenor, Ismail Khalidi's Tennis in Nablus, The Fever Chart (dir. Elena Araoz), Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. B.A. in Theatre and Chinese from Yale University and postgraduate training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Laralu Smith
Recent appearances in NYC include the Atlantic Theatre Company's New Directors Workshop, Mentshn for New Worlds Theatre Project at The Mint directed by NJ Rep member Marc Geller, Oscar Colon's Whisper at INTAR directed by Jesse Ontiveros and Fred Crecca's Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry at Theatre 54. Recent readings: Alan Brody's Medea's Nurse at NJ Rep directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser and The Mad Journey of Wilhelmena Davis at Teatro Iati directed by Martin Balmaceda. Also in NYC: Green Fields at Jewish Rep, Delicious Vaudeville at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre, Carolyn by Toni Press-Coffman at the Collective Actors Theatre, Separate Tables at Morgans's Grill, Pennies Before the Holidays at Women's Interart and the Working Theater's production of Comrades directed by Gabrielle Roth. Regional credits include Close Ties (original production - dir. Arvin Brown) at the Long Wharf Theatre, Tartuffe at Capital Rep, US tour of My Heart in a Suitcase for New Jersey's ArtsPower Nat'l Touring Theatre, First Meeting at Phillipstown Depot and five seasons at the Lexington Conservatory Theatre where she played in You Can't Take It With You to Good Woman of Setzuan & everything in between. Comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien; viral web video for I-Village, commercials, soaps and industrial films. BA from Ohio State and MA from Northwestern. Studied with Uta Hagen. Married to actor & fellow NJ Rep member, Joe Gioco. AEA, SAG, AFTRA.
Bonnie Black
Bonnie Black is delighted to be making her New Jersey Repertory Company debut. Her Off-Broadway and NYC credits include HB Playwrights Foundation Theatre, the musical "The Fan Tan King" for the NY International Fringe Festival, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home" at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, "The Comedy of Errors" at Equity Library Theatre, and "The Usher's Ball" at CAP21. Other theatre work includes residency with Adrian Hall's Trinity Square Repertory Company and company membership with both the Alley Theatre (notably Regina in the production and tour of "Another Part of the Forest") and the Great Lakes Theatre Festival (notably Kate Nickleby in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"). Her guest artist appearances with regional and stock theatres throughout the country include "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound" with Karen Ziemba at The Old Globe, "Copenhagen" at Riverside Theatre, John Biguenet's "Rising Water" at the Vineyard Playhouse and the one-woman show "When Something Wonderful Ends" at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Her television credits include "Law & Order", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", several soaps, recurring as Cathy Wilson on "Loving", and "Life Among the Lowly" and "The Grimke Sisters" for PBS.
Matthew Stephen Huffman
Matt was last seen on stage in the role of Nick in American Stage Theatre Company's acclaimed and extended production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in Saint Petersburg, FL. Selected stage credits include the title role in Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry, a role he created for The Downtown Urban Theater Festival, receiving critical praise for his performance during its run at The Barrow Group, Hamlet in Hamlet, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Studio@620); Hally in Master Harold… and the boys; Bo in Bus Stop (Chatauqua Playhouse); Skinhead and The Doctor in Thomas Bradshaw's Cleansed (The Brick) and Southern Promises (PS 122). Matt frequently performs and participates in readings for companies and venues throughout NYC, including: The Flea, PS122, The National Arts Club, Players Club, The Kitchen, Horizon Theatre Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Dixon Place, The Public, Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Inc. and Urban Stages. Matt is a proud NJ Rep company member.
Wynn Harmon
BROADWAY: The Detective in Porgy and Bess, (also telecast "Live from Lincoln Center" on PBS). OFF-BROADWAY: As You Like It, The New Yorkers, Tibet Does Not Exist. REGIONAL: The West End Horror and The 39 Steps (Both with Mr. Shanahan) The Constant Wife, plus ten Shakespeares at The Old Globe; Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company DC, The Alley, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Pioneer Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, Studio Theatre DC, Hartford Theaterworks, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and more. FILM: Mark in "Paper Cranes". TELEVISION: Trevor Babcock on "All My Children". AWARDS: The Edwin E. Stein Award for Excellence in the Arts; plus two Best Supporting Actor Awards: Jacques in As You Like It (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), and St. Exupery in "...35,000 Feet" (Duke Theatre).
Gary Marachek
Gary is very excited to be making his debut here on our stage at New Jersey Rep. He has been in show much longer than he cares to admit. His union stage credits include Renfield in DRACULA, Felix in THE ODD COUPLE, Thenardier in LES MIZ, The Bishop in JEKYLL & HYDE, Cholet in PHANTOM, The Devil in DAMN YANKEES, John Adams in 1776, Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC, Ernie in RUMORS, Thurston (et al) in GREATER TUNA, Max in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Scrooge in CHRISTMAS CAROL, Albin/Zaza in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Crabtree in SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Fagin in OLIVER, Vice Principle Panch in SPELLING BEE, Alfred P. Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, The Nerd in THE NERD, Ali Hakim in OKLAHOMA, Reverend Shaw in FOOTLOOSE, The Chairman in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, Sancho in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS, literally hundreds more. He has performed leads at The Walnut Street Theatre, The Palace, American Theatre of Actors, The York Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, The Asolo Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Westport, Theatre Under The Stars, Pittsburgh Civic Opera, The Drury Lane Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Florida Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, Actors' Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre, Jane Street Theatre, The Lion Theatre, The Players Theatre, The Coconut Grove Playhouse, dozens more. Gary is a published author, a ten-time award winning actor, a singer for Cirque De Soliel's CIRQUE DREAMS, is a featured soloist on two original cast albums, can currently be seen in several shows on tape at the Performing Arts Library in Manhattan, has appeared in over 40 TV commercials, movies, industrials and has been featured in some 300 Equity stage productions throughout his 35 year career. Many thanks to Laurie for her undying love and support. Gary resides in downtown Manhattan.
Scott McGowan
Among Scott's NJ credits are Mack in Mack & Mabel (NJ Tony Award – Best Actor – Peter Filicia, Newark Star Ledger), Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Max in Lend Me a Tenor and Michael in I Do! I Do!. He is a member of Dreamcatcher Repertory where he has appeared in The Pursuit of Happiness, Melancholy Play, This (NJ Obie – Peter Filicia) and recently starred in Next Fall . Scott's many regional performances include such diverse roles as an Indiana Jones doll, Miss Gulch in The Wizard of Oz, Evilene in The Wiz, the emcee for Holiday Spectacular on Ice (on skates no less!) and the Wolf in Into the Woods. His more traditional roles include Tony in Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center, Leo Frank in Parade, Marc in Art, Charles in Race, Mason in Take Me Out and the Emcee in Cabaret. Scott has also performed and/or directed Forever Plaid ten times. He was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Musical from the state of New Hampshire for two years running for his portrayals of the Engineer in Miss Saigon and Juan Peron in Evita. Mr. McGowan is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, a member of their governing body and extremely proud parent of Shaelyn and Essa.
Tatiana Gomberg
Tatiana Gomberg is thrilled to be part of New Jersey Rep. She has performed Off and Off- Off Broadway as well as regionally and internationally. Her work as Mina in The Night of Nosferatu (Rabbit Hole/ WHAT) garnered her an NYIT award nomination for Best Featured Actress and her portrayal of a drone pilot in Hummingbirds earned her a Best Actress Nomination through the Planet Connections Awards. Her depiction of Yalova in the Off- Broadway production of The Beauty Inside (New Georges/ Interact) earned her critical acclaim. She also played the female leads in two seasons of classics at Theatre 1010 and toured the United States with Theatreworks USA. Tatiana is a graduate of NYU Tisch.
Dan Manjovi
Studied Music at N.Y.U., and Composition at The Julliard School; trained as an actor at HB Studio and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Faculty: HB Studio, New York, NY and Private Vocal Studio. Is a pianist, musical director, singer, actor, and composer. Regional credits include: Manny in MASTER CLASS (Denver Center Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company); Buddy in GUN METAL BLUES (Oregon Cabaret Theatre); David Stone in SWING STREET (Dorset Theatre Festival). Member, New Jersey Repertory Theatre Company. Dan appeared in the New York premiere of The End, the last work written by George Furth (Company, Merrily We Roll Along). Film credits include: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and MIGHTY APHRODITE; character work in numerous industrials. Music Direction for The Disney Company, New Stage Theater, and numerous cabaret/club acts, including special appearances with Donna Summer and Grace Hightower. Librettist, Lyricist, Composer for I AM, I WILL, I DO; original songs performed by Michael Feinstein; original song "Somethin's Comin' My Way" featured in 2009 Lionsgate Oscar -nominated film and soundtrack Precious: Based On The Novel Push by Sapphire. AWARDS: Favorite Vocal Coach (Runner-up) 2007 Backstage Reader Poll; Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist – BACKSTAGE Newspaper; ASCAP POPULAR AWARD Winner; Stonewall Society Fan Award, 2009; 2011 Nominee Right Out TV Music Awards for Best Live Performance Video (Love Handles). Recordings: Dan Manjovi (2005 CD release), Woke Up This Morning (2008) Precious Soundtrack (2009) (Universal/Geffen).
Sarah Koestner
New York: The Libertine, Waiting for Lefty, The Truth About Christmas, Betrayal, Shining Days, Patriot Acts, Othello and Imitate the Sun. Regional credits include: Over the River and Through the Woods and A Month of Sundays with The Public Theatre (ME), The Maids, Doubt and One Good Marriage with The Garage Theatre Group A Christmas Carol with Tri-State Actors Theatre and She Stoops to Conquer with Centenary Stage. She earned her MFA in Acting at Rutgers University with William Esper and her BFA from Emerson College. Currently she is studying to teach the Miller Voice Method with Scott Miller, a professor of voice at NYU's graduate acting program. She also teaches the Meisner Technique at the New York Film Academy. Sarah is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Elizabeth A. Bell
Elizabeth A. Bell has most recently been seen in Jane Takes It In (Downtown Urban Theater Festival), Cat & Dick (Universal Theater Fest), How the Day Runs Down and Kimberly Akimbo (Nicu's Spoon), All I Want is One More Meanwhile (The Brick), and The Secretaries (TOSOS/NY Fringe Festival). Other credits: Merchant of Venice, Oswald's Backyard, How I Learned to Drive, Cyrano de Bergerac, An Ideal Husband, The Secret Garden, Independence, and Anne of the Thousand Days.
Danielle Quisenberry
Danielle Quisenberry ( Best Actress LA Global and Flagstaff Film Festivals for her work in the title role of the short film Proud Mary) just completed work on her second feature film A Case of You, with Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Her first turn was in the sci-fi thriller Battle New York Day 2 available now from Vanguard Cinema. Her favorite New York stage appearances include the Lady Macbeth, the Lady Beatrice and Maggie in the contemporary drama Locomotive for which she received a New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination as an Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. Her next project, with Emerging Artists Theatre, will take her all the way to Dublin, Ireland to originate Patience in Kathleen Warnock's new play Outlook. When she is not on stage, in front of the camera or in a voice over booth ( VO clients include Verizon, The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Animazing Gallery) you can find her teaching ballroom dance to the MFA candidates at The Actors Studio Drama School on the faculty of Alvin Ailey. For more information please visit
Zak Slemmer
Recent credits include Cincinnati Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Family Productions' Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, Tell-Tale Heart, All's Well that End's Well, The Soldier's Tale, The Elephant Man, and the U.S. premier of In Quest of Love. Boman Modine's Had, Korea's Uptown Saturday Night, "The Electric Company." Member of the award-winning comedic group, City Hall. Lead teacher in a not-for-profit afterschool drama program. Proud graduate of Miami University and the Korean National University of Arts. Zak enjoys discussing the finer points with nature.
Liliane Klein
A 2002 graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts School of Theatre Arts with her BFA in Acting cum laude, Liliane Klein is an actress, singer, and plus-size model who has visited/performed in nearly 40 states and 16 countries. Liliane recently completed shooting the Israeli Mini-Series "Ananda" on location in Jaisalmer, India. Watch for her in the role of Alison on HOT3 Network in Israel in 2012. Career highlights include Elliot Norton and IRNE award nominations for her portrayal of Helen in the New England premiere of Fat Pig with Speakeasy Stage Co. as well as the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award nomination for the Bay Area premiere; national tours of Titanic, the Musical and Scrooge the Musical; multiple productions off-Broadway and regionally with Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, NYMF, Musicals Tonight!, La Mama E.T.C., Imua! Theatre Company, Foothills Theatre Company, CT Free Shakespeare, and the Ivoryton Playhouse; Terry the Turtle in Kid Fitness on PBS; and the vocal tracks for Mama Rose on Stage-Stars Karaoke CD of Gypsy. Proud member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, as well as a company member of Connecticut Free Shakespeare, New Jersey Repertory Company, and Imua! Theatre Company, and The Players.
James Nugent
JAMES NUGENT (AEA, SAG, AFTRA) last appeared as Uncle William Macduff in The Clan of the Quillins at The 45th Street Theater. Over the years, he has performed on (Broadway) The Nerd (Dir. Charles Nelson Reilly) at The Helen Hayes Theatre; (Off and Off-Off Broadway) 2011/2008 FRINGE nyc, 2011/2010 Emerging Artists Theatre Spring EATfest, 2011 New Worlds Theatre Project, 2010/2009 Ensemble Studio Theatre Octoberfest, The Pearl Theatre Company (original company member 1984-1990), The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Lark Play Development Center, TOSOS, Theatre for the New City, Workshop Theatre, Hipgnosis Theatre Company, ATA, Theatron, Inc., Hudson Guild, HERE, New Dramatists, Negro Ensemble Company, Riverside Shakespeare and Times Square Playwrights; (Regional Theater) Luna Stage, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Airmid Theater Company, Stamford Conn. Arts. Center; Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Source Theatre; TV: Law and Order: CI, Hope and Faith, Spin City, Autopsy, Madigan Men, Welcome to New York, The Guiding Light, As the World Turns, All My Children, Loving, and Ryan's Hope; (Film: Ostrander, a 2012 Soho International Film Festival Finalist, and has just finished shooting Antoine Escuras and Alexandru Sechilariu's new film Production (ESRA Paris).
Mary Francina Golden
Mary Francina Golden is proud to be a member of NJ Rep, where she recently played Bette in the Monday Night Reading Series presentation of Medea's Nurse by Alan Brody. Mary Francina received her M.F. A. from Catholic University, and has trained with Patsy Rodenburg (RSC) and Austin Pendleton at HB Studio. Her theatre work includes Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and Two Noble Kinsmen (Hippolyta) for the Oxford Shakespeare Co. in NY and London; The Cocktail Hour (Nina) for Pennsylvania Stage; Mensch Meier (Martha) for Trinity Rep under the direction of Adrian Hall ; Talley's Folly (Sally) for Hartford Summerstage, and , for The New Globe Theatre, As You Like It (Rosalind), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen) and Ghosts (Regina) with Kim Hunter. Mary Francina's film work includes Andy Warhol's "Bad", and the award-winning indie short "The Tailor". She looks forward to a long association with NJ Rep.
Rich Silverstein
RICH SILVERSTEIN is thrilled to finally be performing in a theater on Broadway! (In Long Branch, NJ.) Recent work includes Jitter in "Musical of Musicals" (Cincinnati Playhouse), Tom in Jenny Giering and Marsha Norman's "Princess Caraboo" (Goodspeed Opera House), and Fulton in "Of Thee I Sing" (Bard Summerscape). Readings and workshops include Roundabout Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The York Theatre, Theatreworks/USA, and BMI. Rich's credits as a pianist and music director include the aforementioned "Musical of Musicals" (Cincinnati Playhouse), "Pregnancy Pact" (Weston Playhouse), "Zanna, Don't!" (York Theatre), "Songs for a New World" (NYC's Riverside Church), and numerous concerts and cabarets. TV: Music director on an Broadway-themed episode of "The Apprentice" featuring Kristin Chenoweth. Rich is a proud member of AEA and a graduate of Yale University. Thanks to Mark and Jen.
Shelley McPherson
In New York, Shelley has performed at theatres including New York Theatre Workshop, Women's Project, E.S.T., HERE, Queens Theatre in the Park, and The Workshop Theatre Company. She has performed regionally at theatres including The New Harmony Theatre, East Lynne Theatre Company, and Shadow Lawn Theatre. Shelley performs regularly at Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre and The Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. She can be heard on the CD, Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook. Film and TV includes; Fall Before Paradise, The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek and many episodes of Guiding Light. Shelley wrote the book for Seeing Stars, an original boxing musical, which was read as part of the York Theatre's Developmental Reading Series and enjoyed a sold-out run in October 2009 as one of 12 "Next Link" shows at the New York Musical Theater Festival.
Jane O'Leary
Jane O'Leary was last seen at NJ Rep in Regularly Scheduled Programming in Theater Brut: The Seven Deadly Sins. Jane has performed three original solo shows at the Metropolitan Playhouse . Favorite roles include Maureen in Cider Mill Playhouse's production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Bunny in HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES and Lenny in CRIMES OF THE HEART , Lady in MACBETH and 18 roles in A STATE OF HOPE. Films include WELCOME TO EARTH, and AMONG THE JONESES. You can see her as an expert on NYCTV's SECRETS OF NY.
Laura Carbonell
Recent theater credits include the World Premiere of Carter Lewis' The Storytelling Ability of a Boy (Caitlin) at Florida Stage. NY: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) with Pulse Ensemble Theatre; The Wrath of Aphrodite (Phaedra), a reimagining of Euripides' Hippolytus with GayFest NYC; the new rock musicals Destinations at Le Poisson Rouge (FringeNYC), and Twist (Kraine Theatre); Glorious! at the Shadowland Theatre. Film credits include The Captive, a Sundance Channel Digital Short (People's Choice Webby Award for Best Drama & NYTF Award for Best Web Series Pilot). BFA in Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts & the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Dara Seitzman
Dara Seitzman grew up near Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in London. Off Broadway: Roses in December (Carolyn) at Urban Stages and Ten Blocks on the Camino Real with Target Margin. Other NYC shows include: Brecht's Man is Man (Leocadia Begbick), The Merchant of Venice (Jessica), The Pirates of Penzance (Edith), and Iron Curtain with theatres such as Prospect Theater Co., Revolving Shakespeare Co., and Theater Ten Ten. Regional shows include: Swingtime Canteen (Topeka Abotelli), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary),Sweet Charity (Nickie), Godspell (Sonia), Cowgirls (Lee), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Suzanne/Countess), and Grease (Cha-Cha) at theatres such as Seven Angels (CT), Performance Network (MI), New Harmony (IN) and Bristol Riverside (PA). AEA Tours: Angel of Memory and Mona Lisa Speaks with the Core Ensemble. University of Michigan - BFA Theatre Performance, BS Biology. Dara is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
Maya Lynne Robinson
Maya Lynne Robinson is a native of Cleveland, OH and a graduate of The Ohio University. Some regional theatre credits include: Four, Tommy: The Musical (Studio Theatre), The Story (African Continuum Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theatre Festival) and Insurrection: Holding History (Theatre Alliance), for which she received a Helen Hayes nomination. She has performed across the country in two one- woman productions for The Theatre Workshop (Echoes of the Past, Voices of Hope) and for National Theatre for Arts and Education in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Off-Broadway, Maya Lynne recently performed in Ensemble Studio Theatre's River Crosses Rivers, a co -production with New Federal Theatre.
Melissa Miller
Melissa recently appeared opposite F. Murray Abraham in The Merchant of Venice (Theatre for a New Audience- national tour). Other recent credits: Jason Grote's premiere of Civilization (Clubbed Thumb); The Tenant (Woodshed Collective); I Never Sang for My Father (Keen Company), Richard III (NY Classical). She made her Broadway debut in Tartuffe (Roundabout Theatre). Regional work at: Alley Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Williamstown, Premiere Stages, Chester Theatre. Television: Ed, All My Children, Fire at the Triangle (PBS). Vassar College (Phi Beta Kappa), RADA (Certificate).
Liz Maurer
Liz was last seen as Thea in Henri Gabler with the Exigent Theatre Company in NYC. Other NYC credits: Marilyn in Watbanaland, Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Calonike in Lysistrata. Regional: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (The Tropicana, Atlantic City), Lola in Damn Yankees Sylvia in Sylvia. BFA in Acting & Musical Theatre, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Joseph Franchini
Joseph Franchini trained at NYU and for three years at LAMDA. Recent appearances: The Navigator (NY Times Critic's pick), Beneath the Hush, a Whisper, Synegoguery, From Russia With Angst (The Workshop Theatre), Mrs. Warren's Profession (Boo-Arts), Lucila's Story (Connelly Theatre) and productions with The Waterfront Theatre Ensemble, Off World Theatre, Midtown Theatre Festival, Musicals Tonite!, 15 Minute One Act Play Series, The EstroGenius Festival and The Actor's Guild. Soon to be seen in the film The Spirit Cabinet (Jay Stern, dir.). Joseph is a member of Quicksilver Radio Theatre.
Rebecca Mills
Theatre credits include But Really (Culture Project), X-Rated (Primary Stages ESPA Festival), Words of Choice (Original Cast, East Coast Tour), Almost, Maine and Run For Your Wife (Millbrook Playhouse), Mercy of a Storm (Bristol Valley Theatre), Talley's Folly (Stage Door Theatre, FL), Vassa Zheleznova (HB Playwrights Foundation), and Same Time, Next Year (Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre, WI). Film: Dogs Lie, In Their Absence, Single: A Documentary Film. Television: The Education of Max Bickford, As The World Turns, and One Life to Live. Rebecca received a BA in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin. Member, AEA, AFTRA.
Jenson Smith
Jenson Smith is a Wisconsin native and graduate of NYU-Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing). She can be seen in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close this December with Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock, as well as in MTV's new comedy I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK, in which she recurs as "Bree." Additional film/TV credits include: The Queen (Best of Fest: 2009 Palm Springs Short Fest; Official Selection: Aspen Shorts Fest, Seattle International Film Festival, Short Shorts Film Festival [Tokyo]), Peasants (LGBT Film Festival, Outfest Film Festival) and Game Face. In NY, Jenson has worked with the Classic Stage Company, St. Ann's Warehouse and the Garage Theatre Group, and as a cellist, has collaborated with several up and coming artists, including Melanie Fiona, Patrick Heusinger, and Lucas Papaelias.
Robert Fass
Robert Fass trained with Uta Hagen. He appeared opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Theodore Bikel in the hit off-Broadway production of The Gathering at Playhouse 91. At NJ Rep, he appeared in several readings as well as in the Theatre Brut festival, for which he also directed Rookie of the Year and Almost Abilene. Other venues include Soho Rep, Hartford Stage, MCC PlayLab, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Mile Square, the Papp Public, Premiere Stages, Manhattan Punch Line, Equity Library Theatre, Copacabana, Rainbow Room, and the Toyota Comedy Festival. Robert is an award-winning audiobook narrator, as well as a photographer, writer, director and prize-winning playwright. He has received international acclaim for his ongoing photo essay on long-married couples in America, entitled As Long As We Both Shall Live, which has been touring worldwide since 2006. Excerpts can be viewed at
Brad Holbrook
Went to college on an acting scholarship, but got distracted by the promise of actually making a living in TV news. After almost 25 years of anchoring newscasts at five terribly important TV stations, including ones in Boston and New York City, Holbrook returned to acting in 2003, at about the same time that the Internet killed TV news. Currently, Holbrook can be seen on the web and TV as Jim Haggerty, the host of the Onion News Network's parody morning TV show Today NOW! Other acting roles include featured parts on several Law & Order episodes, as well as in major motion pictures including I Am Legend, The Manchurian Candidate and The International. Holbrook has appeared on New York City stages many times, mostly in boxy black-walled rooms with impeded views, but also in larger venues, including at least one Off-Broadway house. Dreams of performing in a Broadway musical are likely to go unrealized, at least partially because he is not qualified. Holbrook is founder and CEO of the video production studio which specializes in creating video marketing tools for actors and others who are needy of attention.
Summer Crockett Moore
Summer Crockett Moore (SAG/AFTRA/AEA) is an award-winning actress, voice-over artist & producer living in New York City. She was the recipient of the 2006 NYIT AWARD (New York Innovative Theater Award) for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role for her work in the 25-year revival of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. She was also nominated for a 2008 International Voicey Award for Best Female Voice for her work as a voice-over artist. Summer can be seen and heard in hundreds of national television and radio commercials, and has also voiced many characters in cartoons such as: Gladiators, Angel Friends, Perdition City, Farhat and TimeSlip. Other credits include: NYC Theatre: Stain, Reading Under the Influence, Better Living, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean. Regional Theatre: The Fantasticks, Guys & Dolls, Paint Your Wagon, Steel Magnolias. Film/TV: Junction, Potters Field, A Younger Man, Shocked Jock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Delocated, Kings. Find Summer online at:
Becca Ballenger
New York: Hotel Project (The Internationalists) Friends Don't Let Friends (Walkerspace), Little Town Blues (Wild Project) Richard 3 (FringeNYC 2010), workshops of American Girls (Barrow Street Theatre) and A Map of Virtue (Clubbed Thumb) Regional: The Tempest (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), The Consequences and Death Comes for a Wedding (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop). TV: Stalked: Someone's Watching (Discovery ID). Becca graduated with Honors in Theatre from both Fordham University and Interlochen Arts Academy. She is a member of Less Than Rent Theatre.
Elena Araoz
New York: Amelia in House of Bernarda Alba (Pearl Theatre Company), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (American Globe), Diana in All's Well That Ends Well (New York Classical Theatre). Regional: Johnna in August: Osage County (Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia), Aouda in Around the World in 80 Days (Triad Stage, North Carolina), Lila Mahnaz in The Rant (Interact Theatre, Philadelphia), Gretchen in Faust (Aurea Ensemble, Providence, RI), Octavius and Trebonius in Julius Caesar (Austin Shakespeare Festival, TX), Trisha in Rocket Man (Theatre Exile, Philadelphia), multiple workshops at Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY) and PlayPenn (Philadelphia). Film: currently screening worldwide, the green screen feature film Mars by Geoff Marslett. She recently served on a panel alongside John Guare discussing The Tempest for The New York Institute for the Humanities. Elena holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud member of AEA, SAG, AGMA, SDC and Canadian Actors' Equity.
LeeAnne Hutchison
LeeAnne Hutchison recently wrapped the feature film BREWSIE AND WILLIE, playing the principal role of WWII army nurse Pauline Kennedy, and is featured in the short film THE STRONGER, which is on its way to the Cannes Short Film Corner. Favorite stage roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (at WV Public Theatre with True Blood's Joe Manganiello as Stanley), Young Clarissa in the off-Broadway premiere of Septimus and Clarissa (2012 Drama Desk and Drama League nominee, including "Most Distinguished Production"), Violet/Mei/Kathy/Elsa/Betty in the new play Valiant (InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), Euridice in Orpheus (with Taylor Mac at HERE, NYC), Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts (Access Theater, NYC), Penelope in The Odyssey Project (with The Internationalists), Viola in Twelfth Night (Chelsea Rep, NYC), Bertha Dorset in Innocents (from Edith Wharton's novel "The House of Mirth," Ohio Theater, NYC), Lisa in Steven Dietz's Private Eyes (Shaker Bridge Theatre, NH), Yelena in I Want What You Have (Women's Project, NYC), and Mother in Death in Vacant Lot! (developed at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, performed in NYC). She is currently playing Clytemnestra in the ongoing ELEKTRA PROJECT, led by Olympia Dukakis. In film, she also appears as Susie Schmidt in ONE FALL (with Dominic Fumusa and Jim McCaffrey). Member: Actors Center Workshop Company, Voice&Vision Theater, America-in-Play, Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Trey Gibbons
Trey Gibbons is excited to be working with New Jersey Repertory Company on this production of American Stare. He received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role for his performance in the critically-acclaimed production of How I Learned to Drive, directed by Terry Schreiber. Other select New York theatrical credits include, Women of Manhattan, Crimes of the Heart, Landscape of the Body, Marvin's Room, and Barefoot Theatre Company's 40th-anniversary production of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead (starring Anna Chlumsky). He performed in three regional tours of the civil-rights play Road to Freedom, produced by Theater Garden, a leader in educational theatre in the New York City area. Trey currently stars as the hapless, bumbling Harold Bregman in the award-winning internet series, Ain't That Life (check it out online at He holds a M.F.A. in Acting from Brooklyn College (CUNY), and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre in Manhattan. Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Shane Patrick Kearns
SHANE is an Actor/Writer/Singer/Songwriter and is thrilled to be making his debut here at New Jersey Rep in American Stare. Shane recently performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre in the Asking for Trouble Series as well as many of the Young Blood Brunches. His first full length Play "Blue Moon Bastard" in which he wrote and starred was produced in Los Angeles and directed by Paul Ben-Victor. He will make his Film debut in the Indi feature Blue Collar Boys to be released this year and his television credits include: Law & Order: SVU. Shane is a graduate of the Two Year Meisner Program at The William Esper Studios. Under the name of Shane Patrick he released his Debut Album "Go Places" earlier this year. The CD is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
Gary Lamadore
Gary (AEA/SAG-AFTRA) has been a proud member of The NJ Rep since 2002 when he created the role of Man in the World Premiere of Mike Folie's "Panama". At NJ Rep he has also performed in the staged readings of "The Good Daughter" and "Four Beers". Off and Off/Off B'wy he has been seen in everything from Shakespeare to Shaw and Sartre to Shepard. TV and films include his appearance as Chuckie on the "Sopranos", the indie feature "Swoon" and the title role of Abraham in the indie feature "Daniel And Abraham" which he also co-wrote and co-produced. In NYC he is a member of Polaris North Theatre Company.
Tina Siciliano
Tina is thrilled to be making her NJ Rep debut this summer as Kayla in the world premiere of Release Point. She is a middle school student and has been performing since age 7. Her theater credits include The Gaggle, a touring anti-bullying play (Playground Theater Project) , Peter Pan (Count Basie Theatre) and most recently as Grace in the musical Annie. Tina has appeared in several feature and short films including Adam, My Little Demon and Deliverance. Her latest feature film, Dishonorable Vendetta, is due to be released later this year. Tina is also a singer/songwriter. Her original song "Snap" was featured in the film Super Spree and she recorded the song Daddy's Girl for the film The Reply Letter. She also performs live blues/jazz throughout the tri-state area. Thanks to the NJ Rep family for this amazing opportunity, to Mom and Dad for their love and support and to Ralph Colombino for his support and dedication to young performers. For more about Tina please visit
Felicia Aschettino
Felicia Aschettino is thrilled to be part of New Jersey Repertory. She is excited to be playing Kayla in Release Point. Felicia is 12 years old and has just completed 6th grade at Frank Antonides School in West Long Branch. She has had the pleasure of performing in about 25 productions in area theatres. Her first performance was as ZuZu Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life for Over the Rainbow Productions at the age of 5. Some of her favorite roles are Rachael in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Shore Players, Young Sybil in Sybil for Over the Rainbow Productions, Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street for Over the Rainbow Productions. She was most recently seen in Annie Get Your Gun for Shore Players. Felicia has had a successful print modeling career in and around NYC. She has been on a toy box, a billboard ad in Times Square, in a few magazines and several clothing catalogs. She has been an extra in a couple of movies and a commercial. She had the distinguished honor of performing in a few student films for NYU students. Felicia would like to thank her parents and grandparents for believing in her every step of the way. She would also like to thank her little sister Isabella for keeping a smile on her face. Felicia would like to thank her teachers who taught her everything about acting, especially Debby Schwartz and Todd Aikens. But most importantly, Felicia would like to thank New Jersey Repertory for giving her this amazing opportunity.
Gillian Andresen
Gillian Andresen is excited to be making her NJ REP debut this summer as Kayla in "Release Point". She is 11 years old and will be entering 6th grade at Maple Place School in Oceanport. Gillian started her acting career at the age of 5. Her credits include; "Ghost Bargain" as Johnny Tetterby, Two River Theater, Company of Dance Arts, Nutcracker and Wizard of Oz, Premier Theater Company- Scrooge, Student Commercial-Industry Film School. Gillian is a member of Mini-Misfits Theater Company. She studies acting at Actor's Playground. She would like to thank her mother, brother and family for all their love and support. Gillian is thankful to Ralph Columbino and her Actor's Playground family for their encouragement and enrichment.
Laura Diorio
Laura Diorio is very excited to be a part of the NJ Repertory debut of Release Point as the role of Kayla. Laura resides in Middletown, NJ and will be a freshman at Middletown High School South this September. She has studied for the past five years at Count Basie Theatre's Performing Arts Academy and has performed in many of their seasonal showcases. While at the Count Basie, Laura has had the opportunity to perform in the Summer of Love concert and was featured in Joe Piscopo's upcoming album New Jersey. In addition, she was a voice over in A Thousand Clowns recording session. This past winter Laura was cast in her first professional role at the Two River Theater Company in the production of HONK! In 2009 she played Dina in TRTC's production of Life in the Middle. This spring she played the role of Miss Hannigan in Thompson Middle School's production of Annie. She has also served as the MC for their Variety Show. Laura played the title role of Peter Pan and Gretel in the Sound of Music while attending Nut Swamp Elementary school. She continues to take acting and vocal classes and thanks all of her teachers for their guidance. Laura would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support and thanks the NJ Repertory for this incredible opportunity.
Isabel Wallace
At the age of 13, Isabel Wallace is delighted to debut at the New Jersey Repertory Company as Kayla in the world premiere of "Release Point." Isabel began acting at the age of eight and has studied at the Two River Theater Company (TRTC). She debuted at TRTC in the role of Time in the 2009 production of Melissa Arctic, understudied as Fern in Charlotte's Web and also appeared in their Young Voices programs as Maria in Life in the Middle and Mel in Middle School Mysteries. Isabel is currently entering the eighth grade at Markham Place Middle School in Little Silver. At Markham she has been cast in productions of Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently The Wizard of Oz. An avid and talented singer, Isabel was recently accepted into and performed with the CJMEA Honors Choir. She is thrilled to perform at the NJ Rep and thanks the theater for this great opportunity. Isabel would also like to thank Markham's school play director, Ms. Files, as well as her singing coach, Emily, her great friends in Little Silver and her loving parents for the endless encouragement and support.
Emily Capriotti
Emily is pleased to be making her NJ Rep debut this fall as Kayla in the World Premiere of "Release Point". She is 12 years old and just completed 7th grade. Her theatrical credits include the dual roles of Phoebe (lead) and Macy in "The Gaggle" an original touring anti-bullying play by Ralph Colombino with Mini Misfits and Playground Theatre Project. She is a company member with Mini Misfits, Playground Theatre Project, and Dude, and Where's My Improv comedy troupe. She played as Maria in "The Pillowman" at Actors Playground School of Theatre and several other productions. Her film credits include numerous student and Indie films. She has been training in theatre since the age of 9 at Actors Playground School of Theatre and danced with Monmouth Performing Arts Company for many years. Emily would like to thank her family and Ralph Colombino for their support. She also thanks the NJ Rep for this exciting opportunity.
Anita Hollander
Anita Hollander has performed throughout Europe & America, at Carnegie Hall, Playwrights Horizons, London's West End and NY Shakespeare Festival. A Helen Hayes Award nominee, she originated the title role of John Belluso's Gretty Good Time at the Kennedy Center. She has starred Off-Broadway in the World Premiere of Kate Moira Ryan's Bass For Picasso as well as her own solo musical Still Standing (which has also been presented at The White House and all over the country). Other stage work includes Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche) and CATS (Grizabella). She's appeared on TV shows such as Law & Order, OZ, The Sopranos, All My Children and BBC's From The Edge, and in recent feature films, Handsome Harry and Musical Chairs. Theatre Week Magazine awarded her Best Director for her NJ premiere of The Goodbye Girl. A SAG-AFTRA National Board member, she serves as National Co-Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities. (
Michael Coyne
Michael Coyne is a young actor living in Jackson Heights Queens. He studied theatre at CW Post Long Island University with a concentration in acting. Previous productions credits include Spring's Awakening (Robert), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pilate) and Signs from God (Asher).Michael is also an avid improv performer, being featured in the long form improv troupe PGP Improv and the short form improv troupe Full Circle Improv as well as a founding member of the film group Another Cup Films.
Eden Marryshow
Regional: Sty of the Blind Pig (Theaterworks Hartford) New York Credits: Pay As You Exit, Line, RE: Last Night, Sins of the Father, This Isn't Paradise, You Can come Home Film / TV: Gotham, Nurse Jackie, Unforgettable, Zombies: A Living History, LIve from Tribeca, Loft, Gowanus 83, Freeloader Education: Brooklyn College, Bruce Ornstein's Master Class, Maggie Flanigan Studio: Voice & Movement, Charles GoForth (Labyrinth Theater Company)
Briana Pozner
Briana Pozner most recently performed in "Farragut North" (Molly) at Shadowland and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Mayella Ewell) at Arkansas Rep. Other recent stage: The Flea Theater ("The Wundelsteipen" by Nick Jones), The Barrow Group ("Labor Days" with Len Cariou and Jessica Hecht), Abingdon Theater, The Tank, HB Playwrights Foundation, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Theatre Row (lion Theater), Theater 54 and the Hampstead Stage Company. Recent film work: "Real Life Mallory" (Miami and LA Women's International Film Festivals, and the Action on Film Festival) and "Meet my Boyfriend" with John Slattery and Callie Thorne (Manhattan Film Festival.)
Paula Jon DeRose
Paula is a New York based actress, but was raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Previous credits include: Marlene in Top Girls, Helena in A Midsummer's Night Dream, Edna in Waiting for Lefty and Andromache in The Trojan Women. Paula has studied at the Atlantic Theater Company and also received her MFA in Acting at Brooklyn College. Television credits include I Married a Mobster and Law and Order: SVU. Paula currently teaches theater at Monmouth University.
Margaret Curry
A proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, in addition to theatre, Margaret works as an actress in film/TV, industrials, commercials, and as a professional singer and voice artist. Equity Tour & Mini-Tour Church Basement Ladies; Off-Broadway/New York Credits Include: Fascist Living (The Flea); The EC (Cherry Lane), Fools in Love, The Musical (MET & BAM's Harvey Theatre)/The Man Who Came to Dinner; Metropolitan Operas, Frankie & Johnny in the Claire du Lune. Regional: Church Basement Ladies (Circa '21 & TPAC in Nashville); Witt and Eleemosynary (The Wilton Playshop). Film/TV credits include: Diamond Ruff, The Roofer, The Nanny Diaries, The Trouble with David. In addition to appearing in numerous commercials and industrials, Margaret has been a regular QVC Guest Product Specialist. Winner of the 2001 Anselmo Award, as a singer she has had the honor of sharing the stage with such luminaries as Leslie Uggams, Carol Channing, Billy Stritch, Amanda Green and Ann Hampton Callaway, and performs frequently in New York City nightclubs. She has appeared as a soloist or featured performer at the Kaplan Auditorium at Lincoln Center, the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Hudson Guild Theatre and some of NYC's hottest nightclubs, and also enjoys performing with the Singers Forum Outreach Singers at senior facilities and hospitals in the NYC area. Training: Trinity University BA in Communications, The Actor's Space Professional Acting Program, Circle in the Square, The Cabaret Conference at Yale.
Jacklyn Collier
Jacklyn Collier is currently playing Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream with Pulse Ensemble Theatre. She has her MFA in Acting from the University of Houston, teaches Acting at TVI Actors' Studio, and is a member of the Wynn Handman Studio. Favorite roles include Anya (The Cherry Orchard), Janet (Rocky Horror), Kate (Taming of the Shrew) and Emily Webb (Our Town). Proud member of AEA!
Dan McCormick
Dan McCormick is a proud member of New Jersey Repertory Company, Actors Equity, SAG, AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, and The Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Unit and Workshop headed by Oscar and Tony Award winners Estelle Parsons and Carlin Glynn respectively. He has been fortunate to work with many award winning actors and writers including Andre' DeShields, Brian Murray, Danny Aiello, Robert Forster, Vincent Pastore, Danny Grimaldi, Lou Liberatore, Angelica Torn, Louis La Russo and many more wonderful artists. Most recently Dan played the lead roles in developing two new plays at the Actors Studio new works series; "Sirocco" by John Jiler and "St. Brandon's by Fred Pezzulli. Dan is an extremely versatile actor who is as equally passionate for drama as he is with comedy, the classics as he is with contemporary; that said, what he enjoys most is the development of new works and has appeared in dozens of staged readings and workshops on both the east and west coasts. Please feel to reach Dan at: (C) 917-916-6993 Andreadis Agency: 212-315-0303.
Dan Vidor
Dan Vidor is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where he received his B.F.A. in Acting from UMBC. Past productions in Baltimore include The Bald Soprano, Action, Silence Cunning Exile and Oklahoma. In New York City he has been seen in Before God was Invented (Theater for a New City), Under Milk Wood (The Common Thread Theater Co.), Dotty Dot (Rising Sun Performance Co.), The Comedy of Errors (Inwood Shakespeare Fest.), Love's Labour's Lost (Roy Arias Theatre), and Swell (Women Center Stage Fest. 2012). Film credits include Book of Lore and Five Trips. Dan is also an aspiring Playwright.
Sandy York
NYC: Things As They Are (NYMF), Vaclav Havel's Hunt for a Pig, Cat's Cradle and Hiroshima (Untitled Theater Co. #61), Marlene Dietrich in China Doll (Pan Asian Rep), Happy End (Theater 1010), The House of Bernarda Alba (Prospect), The Tempest and The Seagull (Pulse). Regional: Mother in A Christmas Story (AL Shakes), Sarah in Time Stands Still (Cape May), Lizzie in The Rainmaker (American Heartland), Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep), The House of Bernarda Alba (McCarter), Sarah in The Norman Conquests (Depot), Miss Furnival in Black Comedy (Shadowland), Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady (STONC), Rossignol in Marat/Sade, Olga in Three Sisters, (TRC). Princeton, NYSF Lab, Trinity Rep Conservatory (MFA).
Will James Nash
Off-Broadway: A KID'S LIFE (York Theatre Company). Regional: Hero in FORUM (Theatre-by-the-Sea), Rolf in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Fireside), Tulsa in GYPSY (Stoneham Theatre), Mark in A CHORUS LINE (Northern Stage), Jack in INTO THE WOODS (Good Theater), Ren in FOOTLOOSE (Dutch Apple), Tom-Tom in BABES IN TOYLAND (Growing Stage). Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson, seriously.
Thomas Layman
Thomas Layman has been working in theater and film for the past five years. Credits include, "Marat/Sade," at the Classical Theater of Harlem, "The Philadelphia Story" at Ivoryton Playhouse and "Peter Pan" and "A Murder is Announced," at the Dorset Theater Festival, as well as numerous acting and directing credits at the American Theater of Actors. He worked with Melvin Van Peebles on the film "Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has assistant directed at Lake George Rep and directed at Manhattan Rep and American Theater of Actors. He would like to thank the cast, crew and his family for their support.
Serena Brook
Serena Brook (AEA): Off-Broadway: Dear Edwina (Daryl Roth Theatre) National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical (Mama Who), Regional: Of Mice and Manhattan (Kennedy Center), Yo, Vikings! (York Theatre), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Shadowland Theatre), New London Barn Playhouse: Pirates of Penzance (Mabel--*NH Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Serena returns to New London Barn Playhouse to play Mollie Ralston in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. She currently resides in New York City.
Stephen Siano
Stephen Siano is happy to be accepted into the New Jersey Repertory Company family. Stephen has had the chance to learn from many great teachers such as Alec Baldwin, Michael Disher, Tom O'Neil, Mary Clifford, Kate Alexander, Louis Zorich, Jim Bumgardner, and many more. Past credits include Elephant Man (John Merrick), Summer and Smoke (John Buchannan Jr.), Cymbeline (Sebastian), most recently finished a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius) for The Frog and Peach Theatre Company in NYC for which he is a company member there as well as performing in readings for Pulse Ensemble Theatre Company in NYC for there playwrights lab readings.
Evgeniya Radilova
Evgeniya Radilova is an actress from Bulgaria. She gained a lot of experience starting at a very young age. She was taught by a mother- actress and a father- director. She graduated with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was invited back to be a part of their 2009-10 Company. Since then she has appeared Off-Broadway, joined Actors Equity and appeared in independent movies. In addition, she started her own theatre company where she produces work that focuses on political events. For detailed information you can visit:
Rachel Claire
RACHEL CLAIRE just wrapped shooting a role opposite Christopher Plummer and Kathleen Chalfant in the HBO film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, directed by Stephen Frears. She made her Off-Broadway debut with Drama Desk nominated company Marvell Repertory Theatre in the lead role in The Dybbuk, directed by Lenny Leibowitz. Proud member AEA. B.A. Columbia University.
Elsa Carette
Elsa Carette is a NYC-based, NYU-trained, France-born actor and playwright. Previous roles include: Katherine in the New York Classical Theatre's production of Henry V, Hans in Hans (co-stars: Austin Pendleton and Andre de Shields), Therese in Therese Raquin, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Electra in The Libation Bearers, Madchen in Self-Portrait as Schiele (NYC Fringe), Rose in LaSanta at the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator Series. Please visit her website at
Danny Rothman
Danny Rothman is thrilled to be working with NJ Rep! Recently he appeared in the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE at Goodspeed's Norma Terris playing King George II. He received a Drammy Award for his performance as Younger Brother in Portland Center Stage's production of RAGTIME and very soon after portrayed Tateh in Hangar Theatre's production of RAGTIME. Other credits in New York and elsewhere include performances with The Signature Theatre, The Old Globe, The Hangar Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, North Shore Music Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh CLO, York Theatre Co., The MUNY, The Rich Forum, Stages St. Louis, Kansas City Starlight, Shadowland Theatre, among others. He received his B.F.A Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. While in New York he has studied extensively with master acting teachers such as Earle Gister, Ron Van Lieu and Caymichael Patton.
Kate Konigisor
Kate is delighted to join the NJ Rep family. Favorite NYC and regional roles include the title role in Shakespeare in Delaware Park's all-female production of Macbeth (Katharine Cornell Award for her performance, Buffalo, NY Artie for Best Production of the Year), Titania/Hyppolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream also for Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Emilia in OTHELLO (opposite Austin Pendleton, West End Theatre, NYC), Shirley Valentine (Gretna Theatre), Germaine in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (TheatreVirginia), Gorgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig (Labyrinth Theatre, Dallas), Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, and Kate in Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound (Surflight Theatre). Kate is also a director most recently directing The Taming of the Shrew in Dallas set in the 1950's with 50's doo wop music. Other directing credits include Incorruptible (Cider Mill Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (with Marnie Nixon, West End Theatre) and Rocket Man (Labyrinth Theatre). Kate created and runs a Shakespeare Retreat every Labor Day weekend in Vermont.
Jennifer Terrell
Jennifer Terrell hails from North Carolina and has worked both in NYC and regionally playing characters ranging from a witch in Macbeth, to a ghost in Blythe Spirit, to a dog in Sylvia. Some of her other favorite roles include: Helen Keller in Monday After the Miracle, Annie Sullivan in Miracle Worker, Annelle and Shelby in two different productions of Steel Magnolias, Trinculo in The Tempest, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Myrtle Mae in Harvey. Jennifer also enjoys working with W-WOW Radio in NYC where she performs 1940s mystery radio shows. She has appeared in improv, sketch comedy, and a little stand-up (but only sitting down). You may have seen her in several commercials for TV Land, Comedy Central, Citibank and her favorite Peanut Chews. Jennifer is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Josie DiVincenzo
A native Buffalonian, Josie received her MFA in Drama from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, going on to create an acting career in theatre, TV and film. Theatre credits include L.A.'s acclaimed Theatre Banshee and other Los Angeles and regional theatres. Before California, Josie was often seen in Buffalo's Shakespeare in Delaware Park where she returned to play Lady Macbeth in an award winning, all female production in 2010, and performed at The Kavinoky in Rock-n-Roll in 2011. Extensive TV and film credits include 2 series regulars (Costello, and Favor & Family), many guest-stars including WEEDS, CSI:NY, Desperate Housewives, 24, NYPD Blue, Becker, Beverly Hills 90210, her fair share of soaps, and the films DareDevil with Ben Affleck, and Political Disasters with Tim DeKay (Carnivale, White Collar). Josie has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts at Niagara University, and has recently come to NYC after the successful 2 month hold-over run of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up in Rochester, NY.
Peter Galman
Peter started acting at Purdue University and from there won a ABC-television-sponsored talent contest that launched his career studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. The early period of his career reached a pinnacle when he played the lead role opposite Julie Harris on Broadway in the hit comedy Forty Carats. Peter's first professional work was at the Berkshire Theater Festival in the world premiere of William Gibson's A Cry of Players with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. Soon thereafter he appeared on national television in the Emmy-nominated The People Next Door by J.P. Miller. He then starred in the teleplay version of The Prodigal, a modern-day adaptation of the story of Orestes. Subsequent TV work included guest appearances on Law and Order, Deadline and long running stints in daytime as Tom Hughes on As the World Turns, as the exhumed Dr. Lou Cramer, Dorian's father, on One Life To Live, and worldly but doomed Professor Douglas Carson on Another World. He has acted in regional theater, appearing in classics such as: Miss Julie, The Homecoming, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Hedda Gabler, Arms and the Man, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Contrast, The Recruiting Officer, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Benefactors. Recent work includes a tour of Fugard's Valley Song at the Barrington Stage, Hartford TheaterWorks and the Emelin in Westchester; as Peck in the Montauk Theatre Production of How I Learned To Drive; and with the Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University as Claudius in Hamlet, Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Peter has performed in new works over his career. He originated the role of the quadraplegic boy in Ron Whyte's Welcome to Andromeda, directed by Tom Moore; played a happy Brit escorting Holland Taylor on the town in Bob Barry's Final Twist; as well as created his own one-man show, Father Perfect, which draws upon his experience as a father of 3 children, Ava, Chelsea and Lucas. He lives in various locations in the U.S. and enjoys travel and golf. He sings and plays trumpet.
Lorenzo Scott
Lorenzo Scott started his acting career doing theatre and then added commercials, independent and feature films to his list of accomplishments. He can be seen in various local and national commericals from Cablevision (he appeared in the Optimum Online commercial as Senator Stevens, which received the 2005 MARK Award.) to the national American Express commercial. Lorenzo's voice-over work includes the station indentification for PBS/Channel 13 and the voice of "Cole" in the sci-fi short TRAUM. He can also be seen in the PBS promo for their SundayArts show. He has appeared in the feature film "A Perfect Fit" with Adrian Grenier, "Ross" in "Invasion" and is featured in the soon to be released dramedy "Sneakers and Soul" as Darnell. Recently, Lorenzo has been doing regional theatre in productions such as "The African Co. Presents Richard lll" for the Theatre Project/UCC and appeared in the production of "Days of Wine and Roses" at the Schoolhouse Theatre in Westchester. When in New York he has performed in such productions as "The Exonerated" and "Huck Finn" to his memorable performance as "Leonato" in the Oberon Theatre Esemble's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Beckett Theatre. When not in a stage production or filming a commercial, film or television show Lorenzo can be seen as a print ad model. He has appeared in ads for:Amercian Express, Verizon Network, Abslout Vodka, ConEd, Viagra, just to name a few.
Terri Mateer
Terri Mateer (AEA) – Upstate NY, Terri has had the pleasure of playing Joseph in Jesus Christ Super Star (Rhinebeck), Olive in the female version of The Odd Couple (New Paltz), and in her hometown, Woodstock, she was seen as Mona in the Secrete Lives of David Ives, ensemble in Carey Harrison's, Midget in A Cat Suit Reciting Spinoza, Rosalind in As You like It, Vivian in Lucy, and Jill in With & Without. She did Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Marianne in The Miser, Sir Sergeant O'Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace. In Rhinebeck, she was the gal in The Full Monty, who dunked the rolling roll of toilet paper in the man's bathroom stall. In NYC, she is the tallest actress to ever play Molly in Israel Horovitz Line at the 13th Street Theater Rep and brought out her FSU high tops to do Meredith in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at the 78th Street Theatre Lab. She produced Ensler's The Vagina Monologues bringing in $12,000 for Family in Woodstock; Women in Need. Before finding her home in theater, her love took her to Florida where she attended FSU on a basketball scholarship, played in Europe, and learned to draw the deep innards of big buildings. For their help on stage and on the court, she is glad for Carol Fox, Gary Austin, Marynell Meadors. Currently, she is developing with Stephen Jobes her solo show, Bumping into a Great Tall Woman. Day and night, she loves bumping into Brian, her great tall man who means the world to her. Someday she will knit a great fisherman's sweater. Right now, she runs Hearts Bend Landscaping. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association. (
Kathleen DeSilva
Kathleen DeSilva is a native Texan with a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked regionally in theatres all over the country and was recently seen as Rose in "The Secret Garden" at the White Plains Performing Arts Center this summer. Her New York credits include "The Liar" at the Gene Frankel Theatre, and both "Stuck" and "Reciprocal Insanity" at Manhattan Repertory. Excited to be included in the New Jersey Repertory Company family!
Nikki Starrett
Nikki Starrett is an actress, singer and saxophonista. Born in New York and raised in Middletown, CT, she studied at Circle in the Square Theater School, and has been acting in film, national TV and the New York theatre scene for the past 5 years. She is SAG-AFTRA eligible, and loves cherry chip ice cream, Mexico City, and the sea.
Dawn McGee
Credits include: Theatre: The Asphalt Kiss (59E59 – Drama Desk nominated production), Chekhov's Rifle, w/Austin Pendleton (World premiere), The Average-Sized Mermaid (FringeNYC), Asking For Trouble (EST), Making Ends Meet (American Globe Festival – outstanding actress award), Grace & Glorie (DTF), Pierrot le Quin (FringeNYC), Left/left\left (AOTF), The Persecution of Arnold Petch (NY premiere). Film/TV: Being Flynn (directed by Paul Weitz /scenes with Robert De Niro), Bobby Dogs (PRISM Award), Wasted, "Louie", "Onion News Network", "Are We There Yet?", "As The World Turns" (recurring), & numerous national commercials. The New York Times has stated Dawn is a "striking young actor"; she is an Oobr Award recipient; an improv/sketch performer/writer at The PIT and is thrilled to be a member of the NJ Rep family. AEA/ SAG-AFTRA.
Elliott Mayer
NY credits include: "A Midsummer's Night Dream"-Quince/Egeus; "As you like it"-Duke Senior/Frederick; "Pangs of the Messiah" -Rabbi Berger; "Requiem for a Heavyweight"-Doctor/Leo Loomis; "Merchant of Venice"-Shylock; "The Odd Couple"- Murray; "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"-Ira TV-"Boardwalk Empire", Diner clerk; "Law & Order"-Salesman; "Play or Be Player -Pilot-Jury foreman. Film-"A Bitter Pill" psych patient(principal) with Jude Law. Elliott's commercial reel can be viewed on You tube-as elliott mayer commercial reel.
Kristen Calgaro
Originally from Arlington, VA, Kristen is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and has appeared in plays and musicals all over the country. New York credits include the female lead in Playing Moliere, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (New York Classical Theatre), and the Broadway Workshop of Brigadoon with Rob Ashford. She toured nationally with the legendary Tommy Tune and has appeared in other productions at The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Opera House, 5th Avenue Theatre, and the Tony-award winning Signature Theatre. Favorite roles include Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Roxanne in Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy, the title role in Jean Anouilh's Antigone, Dotty in Out of Sterno, and Judy Haynes in White Christmas. Kristen is currently enjoying the nationwide release of her SxSW award winning feature film, Kumare : She is also a dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner and instructor. Her sincere interest in studying world religions and cultures flourished during her years at The University of Virginia, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in Religious Studies and Spanish.
Mike Boland
In the fall of 2012, Mike will appear in the new Broadway production of An Enemy of the People, directed by Doug Hughes and starring Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas. He has toured the United States and internationally with the Broadway tours of Twelve Angry Men (dir. by Scott Ellis) and West Side Story (dir. by David Saint). Mike played three roles in the Off-Broadway smash hit The Orphans' Home Cycle by Horton Foote (dir. by Michael Wilson). The Orphan's Home Cycle won NY Critics' Circle, Outer Critics' Circle and Lucille Lortel awards for Best Play and a Special Drama Desk award as the "Theatrical Event of the Season." Regional gigs include To Kill A Mockingbird (with Matthew Modine) at Hartford Stage; Mystery School (with Tyne Daly), She Stoops to Conquer, Wit, A Question of Mercy and Race at Long Wharf; The Exonerated at Theaterworks Hartford; Centennial Casting at Virginia Stage; Lone Star at Totem Pole; also New York's Fringe Festival with How My Mother Died of Cancer and Other Bedtime Stories. Mike was a guest star on television's "Rubicon" and co-starred with Dawn McGee in the award-winning indie film Bobby Dogs.
Sarah Dacey Charles
Sarah Dacey Charles is an award winning actress with Broadway and National Touring credits. Sarah won the 2011 LIFF Best Actor Award for her portrayal of Barbara Stanwyck in the Indy film, "Agnes Moorehead is God!" She is currently in pre-production for "Good Daughter Overture", a feature length independent film in which Sarah is cast as Hope, the alcoholic mom. In theatre, Sarah recently swung 8 roles on The National Tour of "9 to 5", and played opposite drag queen "Hedda Lettuce" in "The Divine Sister" at Stageworks, Hudson. Other credits include: Broadway: Mme. Thenardier u/s in "Les Miserables". Regional: Fosca -"Passion" (TheatreWorks), Yvonne - "Sunday In the Park" (Arden Th. Co.) and Rona - "Spelling Bee" (Mason Street) Film: Mrs. Benton in "The Jesus Picture", MFA- UC, Irvine.
Carey Urban
Carey is delighted to be a new member of NJ Rep! She grew up in Waynesboro, PA, juggling piano, harp and ballet lessons with chores on the family pig farm. At 16, she ran away to the big city to pursue her dream (but she left a forwarding address, so it's not as bad as it sounds). Recent favorite credits include: Imogen in CYMBELINE at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET for Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Lizzie Barry in THE LIBERTINE with The Fools' Theatre, Sally Bowles in CABARET for TriARTS/Sharon Playhouse, and Maria in WEST SIDE STORY with Media Productions. She is a 5-time 'repeat offender' with The Queen's Company, and played Kate in their critically acclaimed production of TAMING OF THE SHREW at Soho Rep. She workshopped THE FEIGN'D COURTESANS at The Women's Project, and created the role of Orpha in both the radio and stage-play versions of THE ARCHERY CONTEST (for P.S.1 Art Radio, and at P.S. 122). TV & film credits include SEX & THE CITY, ALL MY CHILDREN, THE GUIDING LIGHT and the title role in a film version of MISS JULIE with Mystic Productions.
Gina Bonati
Gina Bonati has played in this and other lands from rooftops and parking lots to black boxes and opera houses. With directors, Lee Grant, Nic Philippou, Robert Woodruff, Francesco Zambello.Roles include Lady Macbeth, Gertrude, Constance, Hedda, Yelena, Varya, Josie, Blance and so it continues... She has spent much time in new writings and in experimental forms of theatre, dance, music. She is a singer/vocalist and plays with composers, songwriters and such. She loves collaboration...or rather 'getting in the way', she loves the problem.. She has always been a poet and is beginning to move those writings into film and onto stage. She is a member of the Actors Studio, Strindberg's Intima Teater in Stockholm, NJRT, the unions; and is so grateful. She studied at ACT as a child, then Juilliard, RNT in London and studies music now at Lucy Moses. She's won a few awards and been part of a few others including one lovely from the Academy of Motion Pictures.
Burt Grinstead
Burt Grinstead is thrilled to revamp his role in this hysterical play and to become a part of such an awesome theatre. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Theatre credits include: Off-Broadway- Will in The Girl in the Park, Mitch in Physical, Albert Feather in Ladies in Retirement. Los Angeles Theatre – Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap, Gerd in Laurel Ollstein's wonderful comedy Esther's Moustache (Originated the role*). Regional Theatre- Paul Hornung in Lombardi (Kentucky Repertory Theatre), Kent in reasons to be pretty (SpeakEasy Stage in Boston, MA), and Mark Antony in Julius Ceasar (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Film credits include: Calvin Donnelly in Kickback, Jacob Cooper in The Fence, and Brandon Wescott in Abigail. Television credits include- "Malibu Country" (ABC) and "Don't Trust the B----- in Apartment 23" (ABC). Burt would like to thank his family and friends for their support, love, and laughter.
Jason Howard
Jason Howard has acted with the Public Theater, La Mama, New York Theatre Workshop, Theater for the New City, the Ontological, EST, Circle Rep, the Ohio, HERE, Judith Shakespeare, and the Adobe Theatre, et al. He is a founding member of Manhattan Theatre Source. His mask/movement piece, The Monkey, was produced at The Ontological and Ensemble Studio Theater and he has written and edited numerous short films, including Is Now Was and The Launch. He was nominated for NYIT awards for best Actor in 2009 (Universal Robots), 2012 (Advance Man), and awarded Best of 2006 Performances by Backstage for his performance as Lorenzo in Machiavelli. TV/Film highlights: Now Forager, Remedy, Sponge, 3rd Watch, Soldier in the Shadows, Solar Vengeance, Yule Log. Member AEA and SAG.
Douglas Scott Sorenson
Douglas Scott Sorenson attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The New School, The Creative Acting Co. and studied privately with Amy Weinstein and Kirsti Kaldro. For NJ Rep: Poetic License, The Prodigal Cow, Perforations and numerous staged readings. New York: The Hypochondriac (The Cell Theatre - Innovative Theatre Award Nomination). Providence (The Rock Theatre), the revival of Wendy MacLeod's Sin (Abingdon Theatre), Women and Wallace (Space @ 24), Salome (Todo Con Nada), The Ridiculous Young Ladies (Random Arts), A Little Piece of the Sun (NY Fringe 02), Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Manhattan Children's Theatre), and Bitch Macbeth (Access Theatre). Regional Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Whipping Man (Luna Stage Company), The Last Bridge, In Between, and Celedine (George Street Playhouse), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!, Wiley and the Hairy Man - Musical!, Charolette's Web (Stage One), Curious Father and Madison (Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey), Romeo & Juliet, Lost in Yonkers, and Journey of Discovery (The National Theatre), Ugetsu (American Opera Project. Television and Film: The Naked Brothers Band, Upright Citizens Brigade, Snooze, Guns and Butter, Mina Seward, Macbeth, Carefully, and over 30 National and Regional Commercials. Proud member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA
Michael Samuel Kaplan
Michael's west coast credits include Sight Unseen, The Unvarnished Truth, The Substance of Fire, Castaway, Dylan and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Recent Off-Broadway and regional credits include A Splintered Soul, Miss Julie, Intimate Apparel, A Christmas Carol, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, The Government Inspector, Our Town, Those Learned Ladies, It's A Wonderful Life Radio Play and Opus, as well as the American regional premieres of God's Ear, The History Boys, Oblomov and At A Loss. Michael has served as an Artist-in-Residence at Cornell University and is Creative Director of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) at their summer campuses in Vermont. Television credits include Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell and Law & Order. Training: BFA from University of the North Carolina School of the Arts; additional training from Yale School of Drama, American Conservatory Theatre, and University of California, Los Angeles.
Abby Royle
AEA/SAG-AFTRA. Regional: "Doubt" at Cape May Stage. Off-Broadway: "Acts of Love" The Kirk, "No Foreigners Beyond This Point," Ma Yi Theater Co. TV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, The Onion News Network, various commercials and print. Agent: DDO Artists Agency.
Michael McCoy
MICHAEL McCOY is very happy to reprise the role of McQue in NOIR after originating it in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. He has appeared across the US and Canada in plays, musicals and cabaret. Broadway: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Off-Broadway: original casts of BUSH IS BAD (Triad Theatre), and JUNIE B. JONES (Lortel Theatre). National tours: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and CATS. Regional performances include IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN!, ON THE TOWN, SWEENEY TODD and the world premiere of LUCKY IN THE RAIN at Goodspeed Musicals; LOVE LIFE at Walnut Street Playhouse, PETER PAN at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1776, THE MIKADO and AN IDEAL HUSBAND at River Rep. Michael has appeared in several concerts in the Palm Court Series at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC singing the music of Irving Berlin, Burton Lane, Richard Rodgers and many others.
Darrell Glasgow
Darrell Glasgow, originally from Detroit, is currently based out of New York. Some of his past credits include Pale in Burn This, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Jamie in a Long Day's Journey into Night, Shane in Take Me Out, Macduff in Macbeth, and the Boggle in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. He is thrilled to be making his NJ Rep debut in Noir.
Susan Maris
NYC: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The House of Bernarda Alba, and The Book of the Dun Cow (Prospect Theatre Company), Henry V, King Lear, and The Edwin Booth Company Presents, This Prison Where I Live (Titan Theatre), shows at The Wild Project and The West End Theatre. Regional: Happy, Struck, and The Substance of Bliss with New Jersey Repertory Company, Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Learned Ladies, Othello, The Servant of Two Masters, A Christmas Carol, and The Grapes of Wrath with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Cymbeline at Theatreworks Colorado. Film/TV: She Gave Me Water, Limitless, The Blood Painting, Discovery ID, College Humor.
Judith Hawking
BROADWAY: Long Acre - Voices in the Dark, Lincoln Center - Ivanov. OFF-BROADWAY: The Mint Theater - A Soldier's Wife (Drama Desk Nominee), Second Stage - Living Out, The Public/Shakespeare in the Park - Julius Caesar, Hudson Guild - West Moon Street (It Award Nominee), MCC - Hunting Morels, Soho Playhouse - The Love of the Nightingale, The Director's Company - Avow, Signature Theater - Marco Polo, Promenade Theater - Dear Vienna, Playwright's Horizon - Police Boys, SPF - Hardball, Theater Row - Two Noble Kinsmen. INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Fringe - As It Is (Best Ensemble Nominee), Canada - The Citadel, The Grand, Center Stage and Vertigo. REGIONAL: McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Asolo Theater, F.S.T., Cleveland Playhouse, Barrington Stage, American Stage, Geva, Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nominee), Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Garden Grove Shakespeare, New Jersey Repertory Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Rep. TV: Law & Order (Recurring), L & O: Criminal Intent, L&O: S.V.U., As The World Turns, Third Watch. Film: A Very Serious Person (Showtime), On Jackson Avenue (HBO's Latino Film Festival and The Quad Cinema), Mercy Man (The L.A. Hollywood Film Festival), Asylum Seekers (Indie Festival Showings in Vegas, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow and New York) and Alec Baldwin's Short Cut To Happiness. (
Sarah Nealis
Most recently performed as Vanda in Venus In Fur at the Asolo Repertory Theatre directed by Tea Alagic. Other regional: The Three Musketeers and Heartbreak House at The Denver Center; world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against at Magic Theater; world premiere of Emma at The Cleveland Playhouse; The 39 Steps at The Cleveland Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Syracuse Stage; Huntington Theater; Actors Theatre of Louisville; California Shakespeare Theater; San Jose Rep; Aurora Theatre Company; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare; Napa Valley Rep; Center Repertory Theater; Word for Word. TV: Keeping Score: Hector Berlioz (PBS). Training: BA in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley; the American Conservatory Theater.
Neal Arluck
Neal appeared in NJ Rep's production of Mike Folie's Panama and in numerous readings including Dix Tableaux with Betsy Palmer. He served as Sound Designer for Emil, Winterizing The Summer House and most of a Theatre Brut Festival. His other appearances in New Jersey include The Advocate at 12 Miles West and The Diary Of Anne Frank and The Passion of Dracula at Tri-State Actors Theater. He recently returned from The Fireside Playhouse in Wisconsin where he performed in Run For Your Wife and in Driving Miss Daisy several seasons earlier. Neal is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He created the roles of Uncle Pumblechook and Mr. Wemmick in the premiere of the musical version of Great Expectations by John Jakes and Mel Marvin at the Hilton Head Playhouse in South Carolina. He appeared with the Queen City Stage Company in Poughkeepsie in Greater Tuna in which he played ten characters and made 24 costume changes. Neal can be seen and heard (all three lines worth) in Woody Allen's film Celebrity which recently netted him a residual check of four cents (one of which had already been sent to the government). He performed at the late lamented Carousel Dinner Theater in Oklahoma!, Mame and Gypsy. He has performed Off-Broadway in Perfect Diamond with Josh Mostel, The Hooch with Kevin Hooks and the revival of Woody Allen's Play It Again Sam. Other New York credits include the premiere of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Agatha Christie's Black Coffee and the premiere of Nicky Silver's The Nasty Bits.
David Friedlander
David is delighted to be making his first appearance with New Jersey Repertory Company in Middlemen. Previous regional theater credits include Stones in His Pockets (The Majestic Theater, MA), Twelfth Night (Mountain Playhouse, PA), Amadeus, The Little Prince, Stones in His Pockets, Romeo and Juliet, and Cyrano de Bergerac (PlayMakers Repertory Company, NC). New York credits include Katie Roche (The Mint Theater Company), Love's Labor's Lost (The Shakespeare Forum), The Boss (Metropolitan Playhouse) along with readings at The Lark Theatre, NYU Festival of New Works, Theater in Asylum, Ensemble Studio Theatre, among others. David is a graduate of Yale University and the MFA program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Proud member Actor's Equity Association.
Jamie LaVerdiere
Jamie LaVerdiere comes to NJR straight from the Broadway company of MOTOWN and the pre­Bway workshop of THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE. Other Broadway/Tours: THE PRODUCERS (St James), PIRATE QUEEN (Hilton), URINETOWN (First National), A CHORUS LINE (Europe). Off Broadway: CLOSER THAN EVER (York), I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT…(Westside), THIS SIDE OF PARADISE (St Clements), WE THE PEOPLE (Lucille Lortel), CAM JANSEN (Lambs), GOLD RUSH (Danny Kaye). NJ credits: 1776 and THE BAKER'S WIFE at Papermill Playhouse, ENIGMA VARIATIONS at the Garage Theatre. TV/Film includes TV FUNHOUSE, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, and THE PRODUCERS.
Trisha Rapier
Broadway: Sister Act (Mary Martin of Tours, u/s and performed for Victoria Clark and Carolee Carmello as Mother Superior), The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman (Liza Minnelli u/s and performed). Off- Broadway: Sessions (Mary), Her Song at Birdland, Shout! The Mod Musical, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire (Myrtle), NEWSical the Musical (Trisha), Golf: The Musical (Trisha), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Forbidden Broadway (Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, etc.). Tours: The Who's Tommy (Mrs. Walker u/s and performed), Forbidden Hollywood (Marlene Dietrich, Nicole Kidman, etc.). Regional: Next to Normal (Diana), Xanadu (Melpomene), Closer Than Ever (Woman 1), Crazy For You (Irene Roth), World Premiere of My Ohio (Bonnie Bell), Caroline, or Change (Rose Stopnick), The Full Monty (Vicki Nichols) Evita (Eva), Cabaret (Sally Bowles) Miss Saigon (Ellen), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Agnes of God (Agnes). Opera: The Magic Flute (Pamina), The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda (Clorinda). Television: Delocated on Adult Swim. Numerous concerts and workshops including most recent: Treasure Island, a new musical, Finding Nemo, The Musical, for Disney Theatricals and Enter Laughing at the York Theater. Awards: Carol Burnett Award, Spotlight Award of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Michael Zlabinger
Off-Broadway: Desperate Writers, The Tempest and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. International: European premiere of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Vienna's English Theatre, dir. Pam MacKinnon). Regional: Other Desert Cities, Hamlet (Pioneer Theatre), The Columnist (Florida Studio Theatre), Handle With Care (Gulfshore Playhouse), Ah, Wilderness! (Baltimore Center Stage), Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Iago in Othello (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival), world premiere of Splitting Infinity (Geva), Torvald in A Doll's House (North Carolina Stage Company), Hamlet (Long Wharf), The Mousetrap (Studio Arena), The Credeaux Canvas (Hartford TheaterWorks). TV: "Person of Interest," "Guiding Light," "ER," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Pacific Blue," "MTV's Undressed," "MTV's Now What?" (pilot). Education: Carnegie Mellon; LAMDA.
Eva Kaminsky
Broadway: The Lyons. Off-Broadway & New York: The Language Archive (Roundabout), Made in Poland (The Play Company), 'Nami (Partial Comfort), The Forest of Without (Drama League), The Safety Net (Broken Watch). National Tour: The Syringa Tree. Regional: The Few, Good People (The Old Globe), Mud Blue Sky (Baltimore Centerstage). August: Osage County (Alley Theatre), God of Carnage (Cincinnati Playhouse & Rep Theatre of St. Louis), Breadcrumbs, Lidless (CATF), The Syringa Tree (Long Wharf & ACT Theatre), The Real Thing (Syracuse Stage), 1:23 (Cincinnati Playhouse), Speech & Debate (Hartford TheaterWorks), A Small Family Business (Cleveland Play House), and many others. Film: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Just Like the Son, and the upcoming Ten Thousand Saints. TV: "Mercy", "Ugly Betty", "Gossip Girl", "ER", "Numb3rs", "Royal Pains", and all the "Law & Order" series. Ms. Kaminsky is also an audiobook narrator, having recorded over 50 titles.
Jon Erik Nielsen
10th Grader Jon Erik Nielsen is delighted to join the NJ Rep cast and crew for this new production. He is a drama major in Red Bank Regional's VPA Academy. Previous credits include "Protean" in Imaginary Invalid, "The Boy" in Midsummer Night's Dream and "Timmy" in Inherit the Wind at Holmdel Community Theater. He acted as ASM for Holmdel's productions of Rounding Third and Little Women. Drama training includes Two River Theater's "Playback" program and the Stella Adler Workshop in NYC. Jon Erik is also a well-rounded musician who enjoys singing, songwriting, and playing guitar, piano and bass. He performs with Rockit at Count Basie Theater. He is also a member RBR Cross Country Team, Track team, Swashbucklers and Philosophy club. Many thanks to Mom, Dad, & Corbin; Mr. Russo & Mr. Zook, Andy Greatorex, and especially Tom Frascatore and Geoff Shields for helping me develop as an actor.
Jared Rush
Jared is a 9th grader at Ranney High School and is making his debut on NJ Rep stage. He has possessed an interest in theater since a young age and has been involved in school productions playing Daniel in "Once on this Island", The Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" and most recently, the Reverend Kimball in "The Three Penny Opera".
Benjamin Sterling
Benjamin Sterling is an actor with extensive experience performing classical theatre as well as an improvisational comedian and instructor. For the last four years Benjamin has performed with the Shakespeare theatre of New Jersey(as You Like It 2013, Measure for Measure 2012, To Kill a Mockingbird 2011, Shakespeare LIVE Tour 2010) and is the founder and director of the improvisational comedy show Start Trekkin NY. Benjamin is a member of Actor's Equity.
John G. Williams
John is thrilled to be making his debut at NJ Rep. He has appeared as Alceste in The Misanthrope, Officer in Arms and the Man, Prologue in Antigone, Sganarelle in Don Juan and Lucio in Measure for Measure with Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia. In New York He has played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with the Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Freeman in Platanos and Collard Greens with Between the Lines Productions, Jojo in Blood Sky at the Looking Glass Theatre and has appeared in several commercials. John studied theatre here in New Jersey at Rutgers University, in New York at Stella Adler Studios and abroad at the London Academy of Theatre. He lives in Brooklyn and sends love and thanks to all his friends and family, especially his parents and his beautiful and relentlessly supportive wife Angie.
Richard Zavaglia
Richard Zavaglia is an accomplished director, gifted teacher and veteran actor of the stage and screen who has been in the business for over 40 years. He studied with UTA HAGEN and with MICHAEL SHURTLEFF in NEW YORK, and graduated in 1968 from THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS, the oldest acting school in America, established in 1915 in New York City. He has taught beginner and advanced acting in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Florida. Most recently at the Burt Reynolds Institute of Film and Television in Jupiter, the Cuillo Center in West Palm Beach, the Delray Beach Playhouse, and the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. His directing includes many productions nationwide, most notably LBJ, the one-man show starring Laurence Luckinbill at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C., which raised $75,000 in one night to benefit world hunger. In attendance were Lady Bird Johnson and many Washington dignitaries. Richard was trained for the stage, and has performed on BROADWAY twice, starring in Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO and PASSIONE by Albert Innuarato, directed by Frank Langella. Richard's film credits include DONNIE BRASCO with Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, BIRD directed by Clint Eastwood and many others. More of his credits can be viewed at and Mr. Zavaglia is currently producing and directing the world premiere of Lou Diamond Phillips' play BURNING DESIRE starring Mr. Phillips in NYC this fall. For more information,
Ray Abruzzo
Ray Abruzzo recently received rave reviews for his portrayal of the title role LOMBARDI at Florida's Mosaic Theater LA Theater: Ray played Sterling in the critically acclaimed West Coast Premier of Theresa Rebeck's MAURITIUS at the Pasadena Playhouse and starred in CANNIBALS at the Zephyr Theater and QUAKE at the Open Fist. Previously,Louis LaRusso's Vesper's Eve and Stooplife at the Cast Theater, Supreme Therapy at the Eygyptian Arene Theater, Aldo in the World Premier of John Patrick Shanely's Italian- American Reconciliation. Ray performed a one man show, The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron, in Chicago and Boston. For nearly 10 years Ray was active as a director and actor for the LA's Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble. Ray was also a founding member of the Bond Street Theater Coalition in 1977 which is a thriving company traveling the world to this day. Ray was also head writer and director for the Nickelodeon's Weinerville. Television credits include guest spots for over 25 yrs, shows such as NYPD Blue , Law and Order, L&O SVU, NCIS, CSI:NY, HOUSE and numerous more. He was a series regular or recurring on LA LAW, DYNASY, NIGHT COURT, The PRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL, MAD MEN and most notably as Little Carmine Lupertazzi for 4 seasons on HBO's groundbreaking, THE SOPRANOS. Ray will soon be seen in the lead role in the independent film SOMEBODY MARRY ME, a 98 minute ONE SHOT (no cuts) film.
Dan Grimaldi
Dan is most notably known for his portrayal of twin mobsters, Patsy & Philly Parisi, on the most highly acclaimed television series, The Sopranos & won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2008. He is proud to be making his third appearance at the prestigious New Jersey Rep. Last season he played the lead in The Jag & in 2014, he also starred in Lucky Me. In 2017, he played the lead in The  Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Estelle Parsons at LaMama & The Actors Studio & two new plays in 2016, Visiting Hours & Shelia & Angelo. On television & in the movies, he has played numerous roles. He dedicates his performance to his brother, Johnny, & his Aunt Bedi.
Christopher Daftsios
NJ Rep: The Jag (BWW nominations published Samuel French), Swimming at the Ritz, (BWW nominations), Substance of Bliss; Off Broadway: Visitor from Forest Hills (Tony Roberts, Louise Lasser), Picture Ourselves in Latvia and Two of Us (NLTP, Samuel French publisher), Urban Stages, Lion Theater, Anne L. Bernstein Theater, . Regional: Guild Hall, New Century Theater, Forestburgh Playhouse, Luna Stage, Shadowland Theatre, Gilbert Theater (Pryor Nomination, A Streetcar Named Desire) Film/TV: Royal Pains, Law & Order, Conviction, Incident at Chekhov Creek (David Strathairn), Terry from Ohio (Fox), E Demon (Best director, NY Horror Film Festival).
David Van Pelt
NY Theatre: The Mint (Katie Roche, Rutherford and Son, 2001 and 2012 productions; The Daughter In Law) Abingdon (Many readings, staged readings, workshops and main stage productions including Jan Buttram's Zona, and Texas Homos, Melvin Bernhardt, dir), Understudy for the Peach in The Melting Pot/ Kevin Spacey produced Cobb at the Lucille Lortel, TNC (Gint), Currican (The Borderland w/Larry Lau), Actor's Playhouse (Girl's Town). Member of the once renowned Circle Rep Lab. Regional: Aspen Music Festival (Claudius and the Ghost in Hamlet, Quinton Gordon, dir.; John Mauceri, conductor), New Jersey Rep (Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us, w/ Linda Hamilton), Pittsburgh Public (Cobb, The School for Wives), Stamford Theater Works (Red Barber in National Pastime), Actor's Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival's Mystery of Attraction, Richard Corley, dir.; Dracula in Dracula; Marley, A Christmas Carol), Romulus Linney's Heathen Valley for Baylor University's Horton Foote Festival and Appalachian Summer Festival (Jim Houghton, dir.), Pete Gint in Romulus Linney's Gint, Romulus Linney, dir., International Ibsen Festival, Oslo, Norway), Old Globe, Denver Center, Long Wharf (Tony Kushner, dir.), Huntington (Eric Simonson, dir.), Wisconsin Shakespeare. National Broadway Tour: A Few Good Men (Don Scardino, dir. W/Michael O'Keefe and Paul Winfield. Television: Law and Order. Commercial: National KFC and AT&T. University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Maureen Silliman
Silliman appeared at New Jersey Rep in Angels and Ministers of Grace. Broadway: Shenandoah, I Remember Mama, Is There After High School? Off- Broadway: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Reckless, Blue Window (also on the West coast - LA Drama Critics Award) Marathon Dancing. National Tours: The Gingerbread Lady, Marigolds (with Shelley Winters), Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: Two River Theater (The Belle of Amherst, The Glass Menagerie, Beauty Queen of Lenane, Uncle Vanya), Papermill Playhouse (Rags) Pittsburgh Public (Falsettos), Huntington (Company), Southern Rep (The Goat), Gulfshore Playhouse (My Fair Lady, Vanya and Sonya....), Coconut Grove Playhouse (The Rothschilds, No Way to Treat a Lady) La Jolla (Zhivago). Film and TV: Law & Order, Feds, Childhood's End, Blue Window (PBS), over 100 commercials and two years on Guiding Light.
Victor Verhaeghe
Recent film and TV work: Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies"; recurring role in the upcoming HBO mini-series, Crime, starring John Turturro. Other recent work: The recurring role of Damien Fleming in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire", starring Steve Buscemi, featured role on the NBC Pilot Allegaince; guest starring roles on Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Fringe, and several Law & Orders. OFF- BROADWAY: Magic Hands Freddy at Soho Rep with Ralph Macchio, Four Last Things with Royal Family Productions. He has written and starred in three musical comedies for the NY International Fringe Festival, including the most recent hit, The Doormen. Writer, Producer, Lead of the Web-series and Pilot of COP-DOC.
Gary Cole
Gary Cole can currently be seen on HBO's Emmy winning comedy Veep opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He recently completed work in the Blumhouse feature The Town that Dreaded Sundown and appears in the New Line feature Tammy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Allison Janney. Best known for his film roles in classic cult comedies such as Office Space, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Gary Cole is a veteran of both the screen and the stage. As an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theater Company, Cole's theater credits include August: Osage County, Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Speed the Plow, American Buffalo, Flyovers and Balm in Gilead. Additional film credits include: American Pastime, Breach, The Ring 2, Crazy in Love, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, I Spy, One Hour Photo, The Gift, A Simple Plan, Kiss the Sky, The Brady Bunch Movie and Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire. Television credits include: Midnight Caller, American Gothic, The West Wing, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Chuck, The Cleaner, Entourage, Numb3rs, The Good Wife, The Good Guys, True Blood, Suits and Hart of Dixie.
Wendie Malick
Wendie Malick is a two time Emmy, Golden Globe , and SAG award nominee. Best known for her television roles on DREAM ON, JUST SHOOT ME, FRASIER, and HOT IN CLEVELAND. She also recurred on THIS IS US, THE RANCH, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, and MOM. Favorite film credits: THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, ADVENTURELAND, WAITING and upcoming THE SURROGATE and GRANDMA DEAREST. You can hear her voice on BOJACK HORSEMAN, JIMMY NEUTRON, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and THE OWL HOUSE. Theater credits include BURLEIGH GRIMES and NORTH SHORE FISH (off B'way)BIG DAY ( Kirk Douglas), CLOSURE (NJ Rep), WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THUNDER and BLYTHE SPIRIT (Williamstown). Malick is very happy to be "back on Broadway" with dear old friends.
Gregory Haney
NJ Rep debut! Last seen: TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central's Broad City, NBC's Blue Bloods, Michael & Clyde (short film) Michael, NYC premier of Hit the Wall a play by Ike Holter (Mika), originated the role of La Cienega in the Tony® nominated Bring It On the Musical, Wicked (Chistery), Memphis (Broadway), Tarzan® (Broadway), 25th Anniversary Tour of CATS. Upcoming projects: Demolition (film) starring Jake Gyllenhal, #2BlackFriends (web series). Stay updated at & twitter: ghaney22.
Layla Khoshnoudi
N.Y. Theater: Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Wyoming (Lesser America); Engagements (Ensemble Studio Theater); My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea, NYT critics pick); I am Gordafarid (NYTW); Women (Beth Dies Inc.),Web: ControlTop TV's My Ex is Trending, Film: The Designer, Making Eyes, Long Nights Short Mornings. MFA: Brooklyn College. Layla is thrilled to be working with this team and N.J. Rep for the first time!
Kevin Hogan
NY THEATRE: Roundabout - Impossible Marriage by Beth Henley (starring Holly Hunter), Keen Company - Such Things Only Happen in Books, New Dramatists - "Play Time" workshop, Abingdon Theatre, HERE Arts Center - Realists (dir. Ian Morgan); York Theatre (Musicals in Mufti); Hypothetical Theatre; REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre - Design For Living (dir. Michael Kahn), Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Rep, McCarter, Hartford Theatreworks, Chester Theatre (Berkshires), Penguin Rep, NJ Shakespeare Fest. - Translations by Brian Friel; BROOKLYN: Brave New World Rep: Salsa ( by Greg Kotis - world premiere), Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Terrace), American Clock, Jaques in As You Like It; Bric Arts Center "Playing on Air" - Crazy Eights by David Lindsay-Abaire (with Rosie Perez, Bobby Canavale and John Leguizamo); TELEVISION: Show Me A Hero (opposite Oscar Isaac), The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Law and Order: Trial by Jury. Kevin is a graduate of NYU's TSOA Undergraduate Drama Program, Stella Adler Conservatory where he was a pupil of Ms. Adler's. He lives in Park Slope Brooklyn with his wife, noted children's illustrator Nancy Carpenter and their two children.
Cathryn Wake
Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks. Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Pittsburgh Public Theater), The Other Josh Cohen (Paper Mill Playhouse). Other recent credits: Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Workshop, New World Stages), Richard II, Hamlet (LAMDA), She Loves Me, Woyzeck (Pace University), Adam Guettel In Concert (Schimmel Center). Television: "Glee" and "America's Got Talent". Cathryn received her BFA from Pace University and is an alumnus of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Proud member of AEA and AFM.
Gina Costigan
Gina Costigan is incredibly honored to be working with NJ Rep. Training: Distinction AA in film and television acting (New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts). Honours BA in Drama (Queen's University Belfast). Film and TV: Flesh is Heir To (DJCG), Krypto Nights (One Last Day Productions), The Clowning (Curio Productions), A Terrible Beauty... (Tile Films),Black Ice (Bandit Films), Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne (Florin Film), Fair City (RTE), Becoming Jane (HanWay Films), The Front Line (Melrose film), Squaddie (BBC NI), Veronica Guerin (Jerry Bruckheimer Films). Theatre: Emerald Girl (The Paradise Factory) The Kentucky Tragedy (Treehouse Theater), Toys in the Attic (White Plains Performing Arts Center) Daughter of the Waves (Theater for the New City) Richard III (DR2 Theatre), An Trial (National Tour), Les Impossibles (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Bon go Barr (Northern Ireland Tour), The Muse Unbidden (Smock Alley Theatre), The Rainbow's End (The Mill Theatre), Billy the Boat loves Angelina (The New Theatre), Ghost Stories (The Mill Theatre), Face to Face with the Enemy (Nun's Island Theatre, Galway Theatre Festival), Facebreak (Cobalt Theatre), Why Walnuts remind me of my Mother (Dublin Gay Theatre Festival), The Countess and the Lesbians (Liberty Hall Theatre), I scream, you scream, the cat screams (The Project Arts Centre), Buile an Phice (Andrew's Lane Theatre) The Risen People (The Gaiety Theatre).
Michael Louis Serafin-Wells
Credits include (TV) three seasons recurring as Matthew Clemens, NBC's Law & Order; (Off-B'way) Manhattan Theatre Club's Joined at the Head; with Liev Schreiber and Calista Flockhart in All For One; as Robert Hooke in Isaac's Eye; (Regional) World Premiere Edna O'Brien's Tir na nOg, San Francisco's Magic Theatre; US Premiere (Helen Hayes nominee) The Slab Boys Trilogy, DC's Studio Theatre. Also a writer (Winner London New Play Festival, produced New York, London, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, LA, published- Collected Plays, Ginger Press) and musician (2013 Ground Control Critics Poll Best Albums, Of Love and Loss and its 2015 follow up, Angels – Bipolar Explorer), currently at work on a memoir of, for and about his love and partner, Summer, who passed away after a tragic accident in 2011 at the age of 31. Member Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Mattie Hawkinson
Credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Winter's Tale, The Real Inspector Hound (Theatre at Monmouth, ME); A Circle Mirror Transformation (Cincinnati Playhouse); Mourning Becomes Electra, The Misanthrope, Arms & The Man (Quintessence Theatre Group); Bell Book & Candle (Ensemble Theatre); A Guided Consideration of A Lamentable Deed (Need Theatre); School Play (PCCY); Othello (Milwaukee Rep); A Little Night Music (Baltimore Centerstage); Third (Denver Center Theatre Company); The Games Afoot (Cleveland Playhouse, world premier); Inherit the Wind (Indiana Rep); Equivocation (u/s, Manhattan Theatre Club); The Snow Queen, Half & Half, Hanging Fire, Blackbird (Victory Gardens); Rock 'N' Roll (Goodman); I Never Sang for My Father (Steppenwolf); A Winter's Tale, A Little Night Music, A Flea In Her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare, world premier); Hillbilly Antigone (Lookingglass Theatre Chicago, world premier); Vincent In Brixton (Apple Tree); The Importance of Being Earnest (First Folio); The Maids (Exigent); A Boston Marriage (Roadworks), and many new play workshops at Victory Gardens Theatre, Ensemble Theatre (NY), and at the Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference. TV credits include As the World Turns, Law and Order SVU. Film credits include THE GAMBLER, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, BLACKMAIL, BROOKLYN MAYBE, EVERYBODY'S FINE, and other shorts and indies. Mattie is a company member at Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia, where she has also had some of her own writing produced. Website:
Malka Wallick
Malka Wallick is a New York based actress, dramaturg and Shakespeare aficionado. She recently returned from London where she was studying in the MA Theatre Lab at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Some of her favorite roles include: Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Solange (The Maids), Miranda (The Tempest), Antigone, (Antigone), Vasquez ('Tis Pity She's a Whore), J in R+J, and Laney in Super. Theatre has taken Malka abroad where she has studied and performed in London and Italy, (La Mama Umbria). She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is also the artistic director of the Rogue and Peasant Players, a New York City based Shakespeare company.
Rebecca Behrens
NY Theater: Three Sisters (Highly Impractical Theater), Julius Caesar (Modern Shakespeare Project), stuck but can't shut up (Yinzerspielen), The After-Dinner Joke (Paradise Factory), Helen is a Heterosexual (Producer's Club), Antigone (Columbia), Giver of Dreams (MCoC). Film: The Unexplained Disappearance of Karla Marks, Stripling on the Olympus (Independent); WAX, Loneliness, Ghostimage (Columbia Grad). Rebecca is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A. Neuroscience) and training programs at A.C.T. in San Francisco and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Website:
Kris Koczur
Kris is honored to be a member of the New Jersey Repertory Theatre Company. She returns to the theatrical profession after a hiatus during which she raised 3 children, Eryk, Nora and Ali. To prepare herself for re-entry into the world of acting, she studied with Robert Patterson in NYC and recently completed his professional acting program. Favorite roles at the studio included Mrs. Malaprop in "The Rivals", Mrs. Linde in "A Doll's House" and Mrs. Popoff in "The Boor." Subsequently, she landed a co-starring role in "The Great WTYT Billboard Sitting Contest," a web-series and a film to be released in September 2016. A talented vocalist, Kris studies with Phil Hall and has appeared in cabaret performances at "Rose's Turn" and "Don't Tell Mama" in NYC.
Tim Dowd
Tim Dowd is a New York based actor, writer, producer and board recognized lord of the geeks. He has worked on most major Shakespeare plays as well as performed dozens of fight scenes with a lightsaber. He is the founder of the indie film company Plan Z Productions and the co-artistic director of The Rogue and Peasant Players. Favorite roles include: Romeo (Romeo & Juliet), Benedict (Much Ado About Nothing), CB (Dog Sees God), Adam (North to Maine) and R (R+J).
Edward O'Blenis
Edward O'Blenis is excited to be a member of the NJ Repertory Company. Regional Theaters; Passage Theatre Company; Premiere Stages; Crossroads Theatre Company; Delaware Theatre Company; People's Light Theatre; The Westport Country Playhouse; Yale Repertory Theatre; Hangar Theatre; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Cape Fear Regional Theatre; Intiman; New Century Theatre; Nebraska Shakespeare Festival; Hampton's Shakespeare Festival; Actor's Shakespeare Project; Seattle Children's Theatre. New York Shows: Uncle Vanya at Target Margin Theatre; Tall Grass; Spring Awakenings; Einstein's Dreams; Hamlet; Home Affairs; Big Trouble in Little Hazard; Say you Love Satan. TV: L&O SVU, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Film: Eden, Proud, On the Outs. - A Fox Fellow Recipient. Proud graduate of The Yale School of Drama.
Catherine Gowl
National Tour: War Horse. Regional: Electra (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Six Degrees of Separation, King Lear, Coriolanus, The Madness of George III, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe); Taming of the Shrew, Othello (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Proof. New York: The Merchant of Venice (TFANA); Hagoromo (BAM); Oh The Humanity and Other Exclamations, The Director, 'Twas (Flea Theater); The Return (Metropolitan Museum of Art); and many new works both in NYC and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Company member with Blessed Unrest. Training: BA in History and Literature from Harvard, MFA from The Old Globe/USD.
Kathleen M. Darcy
Kathleen M Darcy has recently returned to the East Coast after living in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Credits include: In the Car with Blossom and Len, (Centenary Stage, premiere) Sons of the Prophet (Theatre Squared, regional premiere), Brendan (Theatre Banshee, West Coast premiere) The Muesli Belt (Theatre Banshee, U.S. premiere) A Perfect Ganesh, (Coachella Valley Rep, Desert Theatre League nomination outstanding lead actress), The Crucible (Theatre Banshee, LA Drama Critics Circle Award), The BFG (Lewis Family Playhouse), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Celtic Arts Center), Steel Magnolias (Long Beach Playhouse). Among her many TV and film credits, some of her favorites are Glee, Castle, The Mentalist, Justified and Grey's Anatomy.
Amanda Salazar
Amanda is thrilled to be joining the acting company at New Jersey Repertory Company! Amanda was most recently featured as Quincy/Bart in Mr. Burns, a post electric play at Capital Stage in Sacramento, California (featured in the December 2015 issue of American Theatre magazine). She was also in the closing national tour of Skippy Jon Jones (TheatreworksUSA) directed by Devanand Janki and was in the off-Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated. Other theatre credits include Austin Shakespeare, Marin Shakespeare, Zachary Scott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and The Barrow Group and Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC. She is also a member of Playwrights Gallery and NYC Free Actors Reading Group. Amanda has an MFA in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a proud member of AEA.
Suzanne Kimball
Suzanne Kimball is Canadian by birth, and New Jersey by choice. She has taken scene study with Larry Moss, and Karen Kohlhaas, and studied improv at UCB. Credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire (Majestic Theater), Table Manners (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Round & Round the Garden (Attic Ensemble), Angel Street (Cider Mill Playhouse), Play by Play:Unchained (Stageworks/Hudson), August: Osage County (White Plains Performing Arts Center), The Ladies Man (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Mobius, Chagrin, Night of the Auk (all at Fringe NYC), King Lear (Gallery Players), and The Bald Soprano (ASDS). MFA - Actors Studio Drama School.
Adam Bradley
Born in Vancouver, B.C., Adam has worked and trained all over the world – Vancouver, Prague, Denmark, Serbia, Bali, Norway, and Toronto – but now calls New York home. Originally intending to be an academic, Adam earned his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of McGill and continued on to an M.A. at the University of British Columbia. But while at UBC, his passion for photography led him onto film sets as a stills photographer. And, inspired by the brilliant documentary Visions of Light, he shifted his focus to cinematography and started working as a lighting technician. Over the next few years he worked on everything from no- budget student productions to major studio pictures, in lighting, camera, sound, and directing. While in Prague he found himself accidentally acting in a sketch comedy show; the experience was so overwhelmingly fun that he decided to move in front of the camera and become an actor. After training at the Atlantic Acting Conservatory in NYC, he started writing, mostly so that he'd have something to act in. And, not knowing any producers, he started producing his scripts himself – and directing them when he's afraid someone else's vision will ruin them. He continues to wear these multiple hats on projects both theatrical and cinematic, but his first love has always been acting. His first feature film, which he wrote and executive produced, Bank$tas, was released theatrically in the U.S. in the fall of 2014 by Main Street Films. His second film, Yesterday last year, which he wrote, produced, and acts in, will be completed by early 2016. To date he has produced, written, and/or directed seventeen short films; his upcoming projects are all feature films: Zebra Victor One, Irreversible, Borrasca, and Negative Space, are currently in development. He and his wife Amelia Mathews created Well-Drawn Dog Productions as the home for their film projects, both short-form and feature-length.
Angie Tennant
Angie Tennant is a New York based actor and dancer originally from New Orleans. After receiving her BFA in Theatre from Pacific Lutheran University, Angie moved to the city to pursue her MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. During her three years at NSD, she had the opportunity to work on roles such as Helen in Dennis Kelly's Orphans, Moth in Love's Labour's Lost, and Josie in The Skriker by Caryl Churchill. Recent NY credits include Rascals with Altitude (General Mischief Dance Theater), Shooting Rats (Second Circle Theatre Company), and Tres Leches (web series). You may also have seen her in a Superbowl L commercial for the NFL. Angie is a founding member of both Second Circle Theatre Company and New Dance Theatre. For more information, visit
Cassie Gilling
Cassie Gilling is a Brooklyn-based actor/theatre artist. Cassie originally hails from Massachusetts, where she also received her BFA in Acting from Boston University's School of Theatre. She also spent time classically training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for a semester. Recent credits: Anya in The Cherry Orchard (Falconworks Theatre Co.), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Cut Out Theatre), and Tracy in Cat, Lady (The Secret Theatre), which earned her Best Actress in the Secret Theatre's One-Act Play Festival. Cassie feels super lucky to be a part of the Acting Company and cannot wait to work with New Jersey Rep!
Craig MacDonald
Craig MacDonald has worked as an AEA actor, director and theater artist for over 40 years and has performed on stages from Off Broadway to Regional Theaters to tours, as well as on camera for television and film. Most recently he performed the role of Sims in the Centenary Stage Production of "The Nether" and played guitar as one of five singer- musicians in "Woody Guthrie's American Song" at Shadowland Theater. He'll be seen next as Lord Astor in "Peter and the Star Catcher" at The Kitchen Theater in Ithaca, NY. He is a member of The Cherry Art Space Collective, recently performing the unusual improvisation piece there, "White Rabit Red Rabbit" by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. He has directed and produced theater as well, most recently directing "The Velocity of Autumn" for Chenango River Theatre and "Fully Committed" for The Kitchen Theater. A lifelong musician, he plays drums for the classic rock band The Third Story Band, as well as recording original material with Old Scots. For more information, video reel, and production photos:
Christopher Scheer
Christopher Scheer is an actor, puppeteer, clown, aerialist, magician, dialect coach, and writer from Brooklyn. His NYC credits include New York Theatre Workshop, The Cell, Dixon Place, The People's Improv Theatre, The Tank, and Extant Arts Company. Regionally, Chris is a resident actor at Lost Nation Theater in Vermont and at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre in Pennsylvania. His other regional credits include Cortland Repertory Theatre, Centenary Stage, Hampton Theatre Company, Millbrook Playhouse, Penasco Theatre, and Peterborough Players. Chris holds a BA in Theatre from Muhlenberg College, where he is now an adjunct professor of puppetry and clown. Chris also studied acting with Fiasco Theater and as an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Chris studied clown with John Leo. Chris' favorite roles include Orpheus in Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, Hannay in The 39 Steps, Lady Enid in The Mystery of Irma Vep, and Laertes in Hamlet. Chris creates original physical theatre with Doppelskope, a company he cofounded. You can learn more about Chris at
Richard Lear
Richard Lear is very excited to be a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company. Most notable work has been Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart, being reviewed on the front page of the Arts section in the New York Times. Other work includes In Ipswich Waiting, Rev. Frye; Julius Caesar, Portia; Coriolanus, Aufidius; Henry IV Part I & II, Vernon, Francis, Coleville; She's No Lady, Chidley Bayard; Kiss Me Kate, Fred Graham; Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd; The World Premiere of The Falsettos Trilogy, Marvin to name a few. Richard lives in an historic house in Plainfield, NJ and is an amateur photographer and an avid SCUBA diver.
Wendy Schibener
Wendy Schibener is a NY/NJ-based theatre artist and performer. She works as teaching artist at Bucks County Playhouse as well as Professor of Theatre at several colleges. She has her own solo performance career, focusing her art on issue-based devised work using incongruent source material and original text. Her film career includes performances along side Robert Loggia and Charles Durning. She graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Theatre and completed her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She is forever indebted to Mom, Hank and Will for their continuous support.
Travis Artz
Travis Artz is a New Jersey native, NYU Tisch (CAP21, ITW Amsterdam) graduate, and AEA member. He is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar 10+ years, electric bass, mandolin, ukulele). Favorite credits include Rent (Roger, Harbor Lights Theater Co.), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Theatre Raleigh, Geva Theatre, Cape Playhouse), Hereafter (Snapple Theater/Off-B-way), Awesome 80's Prom (Off-B'way), and As You Like It (Oliver, Alchemical Theatre Lab). His web series that he co-wrote and is featured in, Very Successful Web Series, was selected and screened at the 2015 NYC Web Fest.
Liz Carlin
Liz Carlin is thrilled to be joining the NJ Repertory Company. She has a degree in theatre with a concentration in acting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she gained credits in Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Orpheus Descending (Dolly Hamma), Lysistrata (Chorus Leader), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, and Into the Woods. Liz also trained as an apprentice with New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theatre, where she appeared in The Cup of Love (Colombina) and Agamemnon, and has also taken classes with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Most recently, Liz was seen playing multiple roles in Richard III with Oxford Shakespeare Company, as well as at Open Arts Stage as Phoebe in the world premiere of Inferno: A New Work About Sin.
Briana Sakamoto
Briana Sakamoto (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is thrilled to join the New Jersey Repertory Company. Selected acting credits: Third Witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth (of the Oppressed) with Fab Marquee Productions; Betsey (supporting) in the TheatreworksUSA national tour (including Off-Broadway) of The Adventures of Curious George; the title role in Julie of the Wolves at the American Museum of Natural History (including two years of involvement in the creative development of the project); Vivian (lead) in Magic, a short NYU film. As a classical singer, Briana has sung leading and supporting roles with Opera on Tap NY, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Underworld Productions Opera, Manhattan Opera Studio, and Garden State Opera. She has premiered music by composers David Gaita and Jeremiah Bornfield, and is currently developing projects with composers Tomek Regulski and Devon Tipp. Briana is a Guild Authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Teacher, and will be a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner in 2017. She is also a singer-songwriter, occasional yoga model, and a busy music and theater teacher around NYC and in her home studio. Briana is often engaged as a children's concert performer, leading an eclectic mix of folk tunes, world music, and original kids' songs she has written. She is represented by Francesca Francois-Grimaldi at Plaza 7 NY.
Stephanie King
I am a recent MFA Acting graduate from Brooklyn College. Recent roles include Thyona in Charles Mee's Big Love and Rosemary in William Inge's Picnic, directed by former artistic director of the Dallas Theatre Center, Richard Hamburger. I love to work on new plays alongside contemporary playwrights including most recently Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. I have a strong sense of language including Shakespeare and other classical texts. I have experience in several dialects (American Southern, Standard R.P, French, and Russian) and received a Recommended Pass in Unarmed Combat from the Society of American Fight Directors.
John Paul Harkins
John Paul Harkins has appeared in over 60 plays in New York City over the last 8 years. He is a resident actor at the Flea Theater, and has appeared in shows with The Living Theater, The Faux Real, Roust Theater, Theater, The Riot Group, Cherry Lane, Ugly Rhino, The Tank, The Flamboyan, The American Theater of Actors, The Brick, and The Drama League among many others. TV credits: I'd Kill for You, Harlem Knights, Mysteries at the Castle, Nine for IX. Film Credits: Boundaries, Il Ponte, White Skin, Hollow Reality. John Paul was born in Rome, Italy, but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He studied Drama at the University of Dallas for his undergraduate degree and received his Master's in Theatre from Purdue University. John Paul now resides in Brooklyn where he is also the lead singer of the grunge cover band 90 Proof.
Thomas Philip O'Neill
Thomas Philip O'Neill is an actor. He graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he received his BFA at Stella Adler Studio, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and the International Theatre Workshop: Amsterdam, Holland. He also studied in London, at the British American Drama Academy. He is currently between representation, and focusing on freelancing, constantly going out on casting calls. While at Tisch, Tom worked mostly in physical and experimental works from Michael Chekhov, to Grotowski to Brecht, which then developed into an interest with Commedia del Arte, Mask Work and overall, Clowning both in the Standard American sense (Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin) as well as physically stylized works. O'Neill completed his Senior Thesis Riding the Belly to the Coconut Grove (advised by Sam Shepard and Annie-B Parson) at the Experimental Theatre Wing, where he wrote, produced, directed and starred in an experimental moment/movement piece about the infamous fire in Boston in the 1940's at the Coconut Grove Nightclub. The fire claimed more than 500 lives, including O'Neill's great-uncle. And was also responsible for fueling federal law to require occupancy regulations, fire-retardant decor, and visible emergency exits for all businesses. Tom's directing debute was a collaboration with his life long friend, and fellow Downtown artist, Scott Keightley (The Quiet, Magnetic North, and Mayflowers) on a staging of Pablo Picasso's Desire Caught By The Tail, a darkly comic play written by the father of Cubism during the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1941, about a motley group of characters who fight wartime deprivation with sensual acts of indulgence in food, sex, and poetry. The duo co-produced, while Keightley headed art direction, and O'Neill directed. The production was hosted by PERFORMA '09 at X-Initiative in November O'Neill's film and TV credits include: a recurring role in the second season of Terrence Winter's "Boardwalk Empire", where he played the clerk to Ester Randolph, Dick Halsey. Eric Shaeffer's independent "Untitled: Why Am I Still Single?" Project. Charlotte Glynn's Columbia MFA Senior Thesis "Lobster." Julian Marshall's "Obey The Giant", a film about the political battle of Providence in the 1990's between Shepard Fairey and Mayor Buddy Cianci. And most recently in Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" where he worked with Kevin Bacon and Joel Edgarton.
Anthony Michael Lopez
Anthony has worked onstage across the country and in TV, film, and commercial projects. Favorite credits include Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest Off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC; Showtime's The Knick; The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee National Tour; All The Rats & Rags at Joe's Pub; The Baker's Wife at Gallery Players; the short film Anomaly by Salomon Ligthelm and Dan DiFelice; and the feature films Pop Meets The Void by William Cusick and Xmas In July by L.A. Film Festival winner Joel Clark. Look for Anthony in season 3 of Comedy Central's Broad City and in promos for CVS, Subway, Heineken, among others. BFA Illinois Wesleyan University.
Samantha Rosentrater
Samantha is thrilled to be joining the acting company at New Jersey Repertory! Samantha hails from a blink-and-you'll-miss-it town in South Alabama, and is a graduate of the MFA acting program at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). Regionally, she has worked at Detroit's Hilberry Repertory Theatre, the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Porthouse Theatre and the Marshall Artist Series. Off Broadway/NYC: The Brothers Booth (Players Club), Unblinking Eye (Dixon Place), The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens (The Secret Theatre), Hamlet (133rd St. Arts Center.) Samantha is a member of the international touring company, Lunar Stratagem, based in West Virginia, and earned a Wilde Award nomination for her portrayal of Melony in The Cider House Rules (where she literally broke a leg - a story best told over whiskey). TV/Film: Samaria, Orange is the New Black, Deadly Devotion. Samantha lives in Astoria with her adorable fiancee.
Sarah Lynn Dewey
Sarah Lynn Dewey is delighted to be joining the New Jersey Repertory company. A Virginia native, Sarah performed in the Tidewater area in Show Boat (Ellie), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), and The Sound of Music (Liesl). Philadelphia credits include the title role in Amy's View with Isis Productions, Miep in The Diary of Anne Frank at Media Theatre, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast with Storybook Musical Theatre. Other favorites include Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Chicago (Hunyak), and A Chorus Line (Sheila). She is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
Silvia Vannoy
Silvia Vannoy is a recent graduate from the University of Arizona, thrilled to be doing what she loves in New York City! Regional Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo & Juliet. Recent roles: Laurie in Oklahoma!, Gloria in Boeing, Boeing, Lorraine in the Man Who Came to Dinner, Lady of the Spa in Nine, and Kate Monster in Avenue Q. She is stoked to be a part of the NJ Repertory Company, and wishes to say thank you to everyone who has supported her so far. I love you all!
Esther Williamson
Esther Williamson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and comes to New York via Seattle and Washington, DC. She began her acting career in Seattle, working with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Open Circle Theatre, and many more. In DC, Esther earned her MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting. This program provides rigorous training in acting, voice and speech, text, mask, stage combat, movement, and all other skills necessary to bring heightened text to vibrant life onstage. Shortly after graduating from the ACA, Esther began working with Taffety Punk Theatre Company and became a company member in 2010. The Punks are known for their daring, no-frills storytelling. They do Shakespeare and other classic plays (including Riot Grrrls all-female Shakespeare), new works, and experimental theatre/dance/music hybrids. In DC, Esther has also worked with Ford's Theatre, Happenstance Theatre, The Inkwell, and others. Esther is fairly new to the New York scene and is using her time in the city to learn everything she can about her craft, attend auditions, see shows, make connections, and seize every opportunity for growth both as an artist and as a person. Her strengths as a performer lie in navigating difficult text, giving solidly grounded performances, and opening herself to her scene partners' energy to create electric connections onstage. Iconic roles she has played include Viola in Twelfth Night, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry. While primarily an actor, Esther is also an accomplished classical musician. She has played the piano most of her life and is a member of the choirs of St. Bart's in New York and St. Paul's K St. in DC.
Kathleen Denecke
Kathleen is thrilled to be joining the New Jersey Repertory Company. A recent transplant from Buffalo and new resident of Brooklyn, Kathleen completed her BFA at Niagara University where favorite rolls include: The Philadelphia Story (Tracy Lord), Curtains (Carmen Bernstein), Rumors (Chris Gorman), The Learned Ladies (Armande), Dog Sees God (Tricia), and This Property is Condemned (Willie). Kathleen was also chosen to direct the entirely student produced and designed NU Players' Production of The Shape of Things. Outside of NU, Kathleen was an apprentice to New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theatre, where she performed in As You Like It (Rosalind), and was a Soundpainted actor in weekly devised performances in Vassar College's art gallery. She was also lucky enough to direct a new piece, The Essence of Lightening, for The Buffalo Infringement Festival at American Repertory Theatre. Other favorite rolls include Family Furniture (Peggy), Arrivals and Departures (Young Esme) at the Kavinoky Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) at Buffalo's Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
Erikka Walsh
Erikka Walsh is an original company member of the 8 Tony Award winning musical Once, having appeared in over 1,100 performances. Regional credits include Alice vs. Wonderland (American Repertory Theater), Striking 12 (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Romeo and Juliet, Pericles (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre). Erikka is also the co-creator and lead of the web series Miss Teri. Her band, Bonfire Falls, is set to release their first EP in early 2016. Erikka holds an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
Anette Michelle Sanders
Anette is delighted to join the NJ Rep acting company. A native of Los Angeles, she is now very happy to call New York home. She lives in Manhattan with her highly ridiculous dog, Oliver. Her most recent NY appearances include Bev/Kathy in "Clybourne Park" and Maria Carson in "Rachel: A New Musical". Broadway/National Tours include "Mamma Mia!" (Rosie u/s) and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Auntie Who - also at The Old Globe). Favorite regional credits include "Neil Simon's The Dinner Party" (Mariette - original cast w/ Henry Winkler, John Ritter, Len Cariou, Frances Conroy and Veanne Cox) at the Mark Taper Forum and Kennedy Center, "Sweeney Todd" (Beggar Woman - w/ Amanda McBroom and George Ball), "A Raw Space" (Susu - original cast), "King Lear" (Goneril), and has apparently found a niche playing Elaine in three different productions of "Last of the Red Hot Lovers". She recently shot a very silly web series called "Community Theatre" (Nan), which will be coming soon to a small screen near you! Anette has been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 1997.
Daniela Mastropietro
Classically trained, Italian-American actor and dancer, Daniela Mastropietro has played many roles from Shakespeare to original work. She has recently appeared as a lead in the indie short films, Gallina and Kabul (2016) written and directed by Lauren Fritz, a lead in feature films: Behind The Mirror (dir. Minos Papas 2015 release) and '79 Parts (dir. Ari Taub) currently in post-production. She has also played on-stage roles like Masha in Chekhov's Three Sisters (Columbia University), Ariel Spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest (CSC Young Company), Annette is God of Carnage (Chico, California) and Darla in the award-winning play, The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen by Lindsay Joy in 2013 (Winner for Best Ensemble and Best Director, Padraic Lillis Innovative Awards NYC). Daniela has also appeared on the ID Network. Italian-Speaking and proud graduate of Columbia's MFA Acting Program (2014) and SUNY Buffalo Dance Program, has studied with Alec Baldwin, LAByrinth Theater Company and HB Studio, Daniela hopes to continue to thrive towards achieving her goals by hard-work and commitment to her craft. She fully supports Women in Film and is planning to create her own web-series before the end of the year. Daniela is full of gratitude to Clear Talent Group, Judy Henderson Casting and all the wonderful people at NJ Rep for this amazing opportunity to be in such great original play.
Ed Kershen
Ed is pleased to be a part of this project and is grateful for the opportunity. TV SERIES: Sopranos, Law & Order, Law& Order CI, NYPD Blue, LA Law, True Blue, NY News, One Life To Live, All My Children. TV FILM: The King Of America (PBS), Clara (A&E) FILM CREDITS: The Miracle Of Spanish Harlem Earthwork, An Affirmative Act, The Crimson Mask, Winter of Frozen Dreams, A Packing Suburbia, Poison, Sidewalk Stories. OFF BROADWAY: Sam's Romance (Actors Temple Theatre), The Godfather Workout (American Place Theatre) The Eggnog Talking (Cherry Lane Theatre) The Gift Horse (Jewish Rep) REGIONAL: Guthrie (MN), Cape Fear Regional Theatre (NC), City Theatre (PA), Clarence Brown Theatre (TN), Wilma Theatre (PA), Syracuse Stage (NY), Merrimack Rep (MA) Huntington Theatre (MA), North Shore Music Theatre (MA), Kennedy Center (DC), Forum Theatre (NJ), Autumn Playhouse (PA) Ed has appeared in dozens of national and regional commercials and voice overs, formed the musical trio OCD3 with his brother and his shrink and counts his blessings each day. Ed dedicates this performance to his mentor, coach, friend, and theater legend, Walt Witcover.
Kristin Griffith
Ms. Griffith received a Drama Desk nomination as Outstanding Actress for her performance in The Fatal Weakness at the Mint Theater. Broadway: A Texas Trilogy, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard. Off Broadway: Mary Broome, The Charity that begins at Home, Mr. Pym Passes By, also at The Mint; The Most Deserving and Bethany at The Women's Project; Da, The Master Builder, Ernest in Love and It's A Wonderful Life at the Irish Rep. Her performance as Rose Mary Woods in Stretch: A Fantasia at the Ohio Theater was critically acclaimed and at the Promenade Theater she was directed by Simon Gray in his play The Holy Terror, A long-time member of Ensemble Studio Theater, she recently appeared there in Murray Schisgal's Existence. Ms. Griffith has played leading roles at regional theaters across the country and at the Shaw Festival in Canada. TV: Guest-Starring roles on Blue Bloods, Third Watch, and all franchises of Law & Order Film: Woody Allen's Interiors , Stephen Soderbergh's King of the Hill, Merchant/Ivory's The Europeans and, most recently, Drawing Home, Cold in July and I Smile Back, with Sarah Silverman.
Melissa Macleod
Melissa Macleod is very grateful to be returning to NJ Rep after appearing in Villainous Company. Other regional credits include Proof (Playhouse on Park), Struck (Theatre Raleigh), The Crimson Thread (Seven Angels Theatre), Bell, Book and Candle (Broward Stage Door Theatre), Rumors, The Hollow and Miracle on South Division Street (Cortland Repertory Theatre). Melissa is a recent graduate of The Shakespeare Theatre Company's MFA Program, The Academy for Classical Acting, where she performed as Viola in Twelfth Night, Isabella in Measure for Measure (directed by Timothy Douglas) and Duke Senior in As You Like It (directed by Aaron Posner).
Jenny Bacon
Jenny Bacon just finished the run of Misery on Broadway standing by for the role of the infamous psychopath Annie Wilkes; previously she played Rivke in the Drama Desk winning "My Name is Asher Lev" at the Westside, and created the role of Lucy with Sam Shepard in "Heartless" at the Signature Theater. She has also recently premiered plays for Sarah Ruhl (She in "Stage Kiss", Goodman Theatre), Lisa Kron (Amy in "In The Wake", Public Theater), Theresa Rebeck (Lydia in "Omnium Gatherum", Variety Arts). She began her New York career with the US premiere of Ivo van Hove's work at NYTW, "More Stately Mansions" and "Streetcar Named Desire", where she also performed the role of Mabel in Paul Rudnick's "Most Fabulous Story Ever Told". She has been working all over New York City, and regionally at such theaters as Steppenwolf, McCarter, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Alley, Seattle Rep, and California Shakespeare, and has made appearances on all three Law & Order shows, playing a variety of unfortunate souls. She is very happy to making this play with NJ Rep.
Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, The Scarlet Pimpernel and, playing opposite Donna Murphy, and later Brooke Shields, in Wonderful Town. He has toured the United States and Canada in Les Miserables as Enjolras and The Scarlet Pimpernel as Farleigh, and has performed throughout Europe in the title role of Maury Yeston's Phantom. He starred as Dr. Peterson in the original Off Broadway production of Sessions by Alan Tapper. Matthew has multiple New York area and Regional credits, but a major highlight was when he appeared in the highly successful Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as The Soldier/Alex in Sunday In The Park With George, starring Raul Esparza and Melissa Errico. He has also been seen numerous times on "The Guiding Light" on CBS and has soloed with many orchestras throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.
Benjamin Satchel
Benjamin Satchel received his BFA from NYU Tisch and his training from the Stella Adler Studio. His NJ Rep credits include Struck (World Premiere), The Circus Acrobat Girl as part of Theatre Brut, as well as several Script in Hand Readings. He is currently part of an immersive, performance art piece in New York City named Update, where the boundaries between audience and performer are torn away. You can find more about the performance by visiting He thanks his family and friends for their continued support.
Liza Vann
From early days at La Mama, favorite Off-Broadway credits include Marietta Corsini in Machiavelli, the fabulous musical Good Ol' Girls, Diane Greer in Poetic License, and the indomitable Bree Benson in The Road To Damascus. Most recently, she joined Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone as Jean Morelli in the sold out run of Abingdon Theatre Company's A Room Of My Own, a new comedy by Charles Messina. A recipient of the Clarence Ross Fellowship from the American Theatre Wing, she has performed extensively in regional theatre in roles as diverse as Chelsea in On Golden Pond, Hermia in Dead Man's Cell Phone, Nicky in The Smell of the Kill, Myrtle Brown in Morning's at Seven, and Miss Maudie in To Kill A Mockingbird. Iago marks her first appearance at New Jersey Rep, and she is most grateful to be a part of this extraordinary company, and this important play by the late James McLure.
Todd Gearhart
Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie. NY: The Cherry Lane, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwright's Horizon's, The Vineyard Theatre, The Beckett Theatre, The McGinn/Cazale, HB Playwrights. Regional: Guthrie, Hartford TheatreWorks,The Alliance Theatre, George Street Playhouse, The Ford's Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse (IRNE Award Best Actor nominated), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Playhouse. TV: "Blue Bloods," "Gossip Girl," "Lipstick Jungle," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Education of Max Bickford". Film: Batman: The Dark Night Rises, Dog's Lie, Moving Mike. Todd is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), and studied at HB studios with Uta Hagen.
Ezra Barnes
Appearances Off-Broadway include the premiere of Fraser Grace's "Breakfast With Mugabe," nominated for Best New Play by the Off-Broadway Alliance and a critics pick for the NY Times and Time Out. Ezra also produced this production. Other Off-Broadway: Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Queens Theater), "In White America," "Cool Blues" (New Federal), "The English Bride" (59 E. 59), "Final Analysis" (Signature Center), "Far And Wide" (Mint), "Richard II" (Pearl). Regional includes: McCarter, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pioneer, Paper Mill, Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays, Pennsylvania Shakespeare. Ezra founded Connecticut's Shakespeare on the Sound and served as Artistic Director for 13 seasons, directing and acting in many of the Bard's plays. TV: "Blacklist," "Blue Bloods," "Law ; Order," "SVU," "Bored to Death," "As The World Turns" (recurring), "Royal Pains." Film: "Landline," "Noah," "Joshua," "Once More With Feeling," "Stereotypically You," "Kid Witness." Graduate, Amherst College and the National Theatre Conservatory.
Graham Techler
Graham Techler is an actor and writer from Boston, currently based in New York. Recent credits include Song For A Future Generation and Jonah, A Musical Detour (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Basement Arts), and Stupid F**king Bird (University Productions). His plays include Nantucket Sleighride (Beckwith Theatre, 2015), The Kid Cult Cosmology (Playfest), and Like Henry the Sixth But Cool. You can read his writing on The Big Jewel, Splitsider, and the Every Three Weekly. Follow him on twitter @grahamtechler or in person around the streets of New York.
Alexandra Trow
Alex is a New York-based actor and writer. Her New York performance credits include London Wall (Mint Theater), Flamingo (Sanguine Theater Co.), Straight (u/s, Acorn Theater Off-Broadway), and Scarlett Fever (NY Fringe Fest). Regional credits include: I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival @ Actor's Theatre of Louisville), Mad Love (Northern Stage, world premiere; NJ Rep), Owners (Yale Rep), and Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). TV/Web: "Blue Bloods," "Twenty Five," "Cooking for One with the Crying Chef" (Best Actress Award, ITV Fest), "Inappropriate Jane Austen" (NYTVFest Women in Film Award). Alex received a BA and an MFA from Yale University.
Jared Michael Delaney
Jared Michael Delaney is pleased to return to NJ Rep after being seen in last year's production of Mad Love. Jared is the cofounder and Associate Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare ( He has been seen off-Broadway at 59E59 and regionally at the Folger Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, River Valley Rep, Sierra Rep. Theatre, Arden Theatre Co., Theatre at Monmouth, Walnut St Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, the Eagle Theater and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, among others. As a playwright, his first full-length play, The Hand of Gaul was produced in 2013 at Inis Nua Theatre and he is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting from the Queens University of Charlotte. His play, Noli Timere(Don't Be Afraid) is being produced by Theatre Conspiracy in Ft. Meyers, FLA in May 2017. MA in Theatre from Villanova University. Next up: Peter & The Starcatcher, Eagle Theatre, spring 2017. Thanks for the good folks at NJ Rep for inviting me back!
Brittany Proia
Brittany Proia is thrilled to be making her NJ Rep debut! Brittany is an actor and songwriter originally from Olney, MD. Recent credits include Breadcrumbs (Urbanite Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (Nebraska Shakespeare), and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (The Night Shift). Brittany has performed regionally and in NYC with The York Theatre Company, Peterborough Players, Frog and Peach Theatre Co, Ozark Actors Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare, Toby's Dinner Theatre and The Asolo Repertory Theatre. MFA graduate of The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and she holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from NYU's Steinhardt School. Many thanks to Evan for this opportunity! Love to M&D.
Estelle Bajou
Estelle Bajou is so pleased to be back at NJ Rep! She's a French-American, Drama Desk Award-nominated actor and composer, raised in a furniture factory town in the mountains of NC. Having traveled across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and the Middle East for projects, she now lives in the Bronx. At age nineteen she earned a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing from Bard College at Simon's Rock, where she received two Division of the Arts Awards, the merit-based Hutchins Scholarship, and Honors on her thesis, a historically-based screenplay set in 19th century Mexico. She then made the big move to New York City and earned an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama where she received a merit-based scholarship all three years. As an actor, she's worked extensively, both across the U.S. and internationally, from Spielberg's The Post to Broadway (Once) to HBO (Boardwalk Empire), Greece to Venezuela to Iraqi Kurdistan, the Edinburgh Fringe to the Actors Studio. She's been part of film, television, and theater productions that have gone on to award nominations and wins, as well as critical acclaim. She's a proud union member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. As a musician, she's played and sung with numerous bands, from parlor rock to Slavic punk to acoustic folk, on streets and stages across four continents. In 2012, she began making music for Film (Occupy Texas, Starring Austin Pendleton) and TV (Ken Burns' Prohibition), and scoring Feature Films (Fireworkers, Beneath Disheveled Stars) and Theater productions. In 2015 she put out her first record, Songs With Words. In 2016, she was a Drama Desk-nominee for Outstanding Music in a Play alongside such notable composers as Pulitzer and Tony-winner Tom Kitt, and Oscar-nominee Philip Glass. Broadway: Once (Actor/Violinist, First National Tour). TV: Boardwalk Empire (Actor, HBO); Ken Burns' Prohibition (Musician, PBS). Feature Film: The Post (Actor/Violinist); Fireworkers (Composer); Chaplin of the Mountains (Actor, Set/Filmed in Iraq); subHysteria (Actor/Musician, Improvised Film); Beneath Disheveled Stars (Composer). Shorts: Starring Austin Pendleton (Composer); Lullaby for Ray (Actor/Co-Composer, Best Short: Toronto Independent Film Fest). Off-Broadway/Regional Theater: The Jag (Actor, NJ Rep/Shadowland); Charles Mee's Soot and Spit (Actor/Violinist, The New Ohio); The Night Alive (Actor/Composer, Shadowland); Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (Composer/Ensemble, One Year Lease/59E59/Edinburgh Fringe); Kushner's Mother Courage (Actor: Eilif/Violinist, Harold Clurman Lab); pool (no water) (Actor/Composer, One Year Lease/PS122/A.R.T.-Boston/Barrow Street); Laura Eason's The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Actor, Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix Rep.); David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette (Actor: Marie Antoinette, The New School for Drama); The City Beneath (Actor, LaMaMa ETC); Ixomia (Actor, HERE Arts); Bryony Lavery's Stockholm, Skin Tight, What We Know (Composer, One Year Lease/59E59).
Hart Adams
Hart Adams moved to New York City after receiving her MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University. A native South Carolinian, she attended South Carolina School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous roles of Hart's include Viola in Twelfth Night, Francine/Lena in Clybourne Park, Celemine in School For Lies, Elmire in Tartuffe, and Vivian in A Lesson Before Dying. Hart has also written and starred in a one-woman show called Missing: A Story of Ambiguous Loss. Check out her website!
Jacob A. Ware
Jacob can be seen on FOX's Gotham, Law & Order:SVU, Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Boardwalk Empire. He is host of the Xfinity/Comcast series Screen Time as well as the show Unpacking/Unboxing on HuffPost Live. His web series Driver Ed was a selection of Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Most recently on stage performing in Bender and Brian at The Exponential Festival, Jacob returns to NJ Rep having appeared in their productions of & Juliet and Nobody's Girl. Twitter: @jacobaware
Nadia Brown
Nadia Brown graduated from Marymount Manhattan College Summa Cum Laude and received her BFA in Acting in May 2016. Her most recent roles include Rivers in The Bridge Production Group's production of Richard III at the Fourth Street Theatre, Charlotte in the 2016 Fringe Festival's production of Hysterical!, in which she received an Overall Excellence Award in Acting, and Annabella in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Marina in Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Marymount Manhattan College.
Dana Brooke
Select New York credits: Baby on a Train (with Mike Birbiglia), Venecia (with Chita Rivera), Claudia Laszlo (with Reed Birney), Vacuum (Cherry Lane), Love of a Pig (Cardinal Group), as well as work with The Journey Company, The Lark, New Circle Theatre Company, The NOW Collective, NYCFringe. For B Street Theatre (Company Member): Constellations, Ironbound, Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities, Last Train to Nibroc (Trilogy), Outside Mullingar, The Realistic Joneses, God of Carnage. Additional regional credits: George Street Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, New Jersey Repertory Company, Florida Repertory Theatre, Playhouse on Park, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, NNPN's National Showcase of New Plays. Television credits: FX's Damages, NBC's Ed, Fox's Canterbury's Law. Dana was awarded best actress at the 2017 Reno Tahoe International Film Festival for the feature film Laura Gets A Cat.
Dustin Charles
NYC Theatre: Tartuffe (3Day Hangover), The Gorges Motel (Schondeikkan & Miracle or 2 Prod), NYC Int'l Fringe Fest 2016: Anonymous, Anonymous (Pogue Mahone Prod.), The Gorges Motel (Schondeikkan & Miracle or 2 Productions, The Journey Co. ), Stufffilms Sketch Comedy. Regional: Crimes of the Heart (Triad Stage), Dial 'M' for Murder (John W. Engeman Theatre), 10X10 New Play Fest (Barrington Stage Company), Boeing, Boeing (Penobscot Theatre Co.), Proof, Barefoot in the Park, (Skyline Theatre Company), The 39 Steps (Mill Mountain Theatre), The Drawer Boy, Unnecessary Farce, Almost, Maine (Cortland Rep. Theatre). Television: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Royal Pains", "Boardwalk Empire." Film: Forged, Gentleman Jack, Black Forest, ...The Making Of... Proud member AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Thank you to NJ Rep, and love to the most supportive parents in show business.
Maria Couch
Maria is delighted to return to NJ Rep where she was seen in the Dorothy Parker musical, The Little Hours. Maria relishes the opportunity to help create a new work. Some of her other favorite experiences include: On the Levee (LCT 3), Right Next to Me (The Human Race Theatre), The Cottage (APAC, Queens Theatre in the Park, The Engeman), and Unlock'd and Iron Curtain with Prospect Theater Company. Love and thanks to Alan, Jim, Gabe and Suzanne.
Megan Loughran
Megan is an actor, singer and writer based in New York City. As an improviser, she performed with the Chicago City Limits National Touring Company, after training at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Megan performed in the ensemble of Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, starring Emma Thompson. As a cabaret artist, she was a 2015 Fellow in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret Conference, under the artistic direction of John McDaniel, and is the winner of the Champions' Edition of NYC's Cabaret Showdown. Megan wrote the online sketch "Resting Bitch Body", featured on Elizabeth Banks' female-driven comedy website,, in which she co-stars with Alex Trow. Graduate of Yale University.
Dan McVey
Dan is thrilled to be making his NJ Rep debut! Theater credits include: Pretty Babies (Kraine Theater) for which he received the 2015 New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role, Elsinore County (Lion Theater at Theatre Row), Yeah, I Met This Girl (Under St. Marks), The Footage (u/s Flea Theater), Julio! (Kraine Theater), Lustyness (Under St. Marks) and The Ghosts of 14th Street (Theater for the New City). Dan trained at the William Esper Studio in New York.
Lori Vega
Lori is thrilled to be working with NJ Rep for the first time. NYC credits include: The Protest at Cherry Lane, Quartemaine's Terms at TACT, Mail Order Bride at The Beckett Theatre and Men and Women Talking Love and Sex at The Davenport Theatre. Regional: As You Like It with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare and Idaho Shakespere, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet with Saratoga Shakespeare, Peter Pan with Dorest Theare Festival, The Consul, The Tramp and America's Sweetheart with Oldcastle Theatre Co, The Groundling with The Theater Project, Augusta with Playwritghts Theatre of NJ and Since Africa with Interact Theatre Co. Find out more at
Malachy Cleary
Broadway: Westport Country Playhouse's "Our Town" at The Booth, Larry Gelbart's " Mastergate" Off Broadway : " In the Secret Sea" and " Picture Box" at the Beckett, " The Field" Irish Rep, "Belmont Ave. Social Club" Working Theater, " Stuck" at Rattlestick as well as New Georges, Ma-Yi and others Regional: "Other Desert Cities" Hudson Stage Co., "Our Town" NJ Shakespeare, "Bus Stop" Centerstage, "The Seagull" and "Way of the World" World's End, "The Goat" Theaterworks- Hartford, "Born Yesterday" at Syracuse and Virginia Stages as well as Actors Theater of Louisville, Olney, Asolo, Seattle Rep., Dallas Theater Center and Williamstown among others. Film: " Demolotion", " Taking Woodstock", "The Day After" , " Whirlygirl" and "Heartbreak Hospital" TV: " The Deuce", " Mysteries of Laura", "Person of Interest", "The Following", " 666 Park Ave.," Unforgettable", " Onion News", " Boardwalk Empire", "White Collar","The Sopranos", " Rescue Me", PBS Novel Reflections" Seize the Day" and numerous Law and Orders
Laurel Casillo
Laurel Casillo is happy to be here at NJ Rep! Broadway; Act One (Lincoln Center Theater) Regional; Elevada (Yale Rep, nominee outstanding actress, Connecticut Critics Circle), Mama's Boy (George Street Playhouse, Good Theater), Mad Love (Northern Stage), The Rainmaker (Good Theater, best actress, Broadway World Maine 2015), Talley's Folly (Hangar Theatre) Miracle on South Division Street, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Shayna Maidel (Chenango River), Black Comedy (Shadowland Theater). NY; Bryan and Kim,The Custodian, Don't Step on the Cracks (NY Fringe), In Naked Time (The Beckett), The Kitchen Plays (HB Playwrights Theater), What a Life (Center Stage).
James Macdonald
James Macdonald has appeared on and Off-Broadway—including his one- man show, Big Frame Shakin' at Ensemble Studio Theatre—at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Whole Theatre with Olympia Dukakis; in Los Angeles at Zoo District, The Odyssey Theatre, Mark Taper Auditorium and E.S.T.-LA. He has written and directed several plays and short films and recently directed Found Suitable, a show he developed in workshops with men on parole from life sentences. James has appeared in dozens of TV series and feature films. He has worked with Spike Lee, John Dahl, John Woo, Clint Eastwood and Joel Schumacher, been punched by Harrison Ford, ditched by Jessica Biel, and had his skin removed by Leatherface in the 3D reboot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Vivia Font
NYC: villa Wild Project (playco), underneathmybed Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Fernando The New Ohio. Regional: Bad Dates Cincinnati Playhouse, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tenth Muse Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Richard III, As You Like It, Inherit the Wind, All's Well that Ends Well, Six Degrees of Separation The Old Globe, Map of Heaven, Mariela in the Desert The Denver Center, Song for the Disappeared Passage Theater. She has worked at McCarter, INTAR, New Dramatists, The Lark, Primary Stages. Vivia recently directed Matt Zambrano in Finding Mowgli. Film and TV: OLTL, Sarbanes Oxley.
Kathleen Kwan
Kathleen is thrilled to be returning to the state where she was born and raised to work with NJ Jersey Rep. Off-Broadway: Joy Luck Club (Pan Asian Rep), The Gentleman Dancing- Master and The Master Builder (understudy, Pearl Theatre Company). Regional: Oleanna (Northstar Theatre Arts), The Seagull (Cornell Center For Theatre Arts, Measure for Measure (Cornell Center for Theatre Arts). Film/TV: "Children of Invention", "Bull". Education: BA, Cornell University. Much love and gratitude to family and friends for all of their love and support. Thanks to About Artists. Thanks to Chloé for this incredible play.
Fenton Li
Fenton is a proud graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and is ecstatic to debut with the New Jersey Rep. Recent credits include, Theatre: Lost in Shanghai (PanAsianRep), Dream of Red Pavilion (PanAsianRep), Planet Hotel (ColumbiaStages/Signature), Uncle Vanya (ColumbiaStages) and Rabbit Hole (FourSeas Players). TV: Blacklist, Startup, Bull, Carrie Diaries, Brown Nation. Film: Ric Burn's "Chinese Exclusion Act", Front Cover, New Year, Tiger and the Guru, New York Minute, plus other  nominated/awarded at Cannes, Cleveland Int'l, BAFTA, Seattle Int'l, Newark Int'l, FirstRun, Ft. Lauderdale, Florence River to River, and other venues, please see for details. Recently awarded 'Best Lead Actor' at the FirstRun Film Festival '17.  As an American born in Hong Kong, working on this piece is a labor of love. He is beyond grateful to Jeff and Chloe for the opportunity, to reflect with you, the freshness of that 'brave new world' understanding  we all continues to share in our Pan-Americas immigrant histories. Deepest of gratitude to New Jersey Rep, to Gabe and SuzAnne, for giving it a home. Fenton can be contacted at
Christina Liang
Christina is very excited to be working on "Issei, He Say." Christina's theater credits include "In The Line" (Project Y Theatre), "A Christmas Carol" (ACT), "Ah, Wilderness" (ACT), "Love and Information" (ACT). Other credits include Queen's Company, MCC, and Athena Theatre. She is also a regular performer with Amios for their monthly show series, Shotz! at the Kraine Theatre. MFA in acting from A.C.T. and BA in Individualized Studies from N.Y.U.
Stan Egi
Stan most recently performed at ACT Theatre in King of the Yees, the Sundance Theatre Lab in Morocco directed by Leigh Silverman, and the Pasadena Playhouse in Pygmalion as Colonel Pickering. Broadway: Tony Award winning Anything Goes. Off Broadway: Public Theatre in Golden Child by David Henry Hwang, Manhattan Theatre Club directed by Oskar Eustis, Playwrights Horizons in Yankee Dawg You Die by Philip Kan Gotanda. Regional theatres: leading roles at American Conservatory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Huntington Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Yale Repertory. Film: Rising Sun, Paradise Road, Come See the Paradise, Gung Ho, Boys on the Side. TV: CSI, Kickin' It, Medium, Numb3rs, J.A.G., Law & Order.
Nandita Shenoy
Nandita is an actor-writer living in New York City. She recently worked with Adam Szymkowicz' on his Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood with Flux Theatre Ensemble after starring in her own play Washer/Dryer Off-Broadway with Ma-Yi Theater. Washer/Dryer also played in Los Angeles and Chicago. Her acting credits range from national tours of Broadway musicals to Shakespeare festivals to world premieres of new plays. Her own plays have been produced domestically and internationally. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab and the Dramatists' Guild as well as Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
David Rasche
David Rasche began his career at Chicago's "Second City." Broadway credits: "Speed-The-Plow" (David Mamet), "Lunch Hour," with Gilda Radner, (dir. Mike Nichols), "Loose Ends" (Michael Weller.) Off-Broadway: Thornton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth" (Theatre for a New Audience), Kenneth Lin's "Warrior Class" (Second Stage), Chekhov's "The Seagull" at CSC (Richard Seff Award) "Regrets Only" by Paul Rudnick (Manhattan Theater Club), Mamet's "Edmond (Atlantic)." TV credits: recurring roles on HBO series "SUCCESSION" and "VEEP." Also recurred on "Bored to Death" with Ted Danson and Jason Horwitch's "Rubicon". He has appeared on shows from "Miami Vice" to "Monk." He played the titular role in the series "Sledge Hammer." Films include: "My Cousin Sister's Wedding," "In the Loop" (Armando Iannucci), "Burn After Reading" (Coen Brothers), "Men in Black III" (Sonnenfeld), "Flags of our Fathers" (Clint Eastwood), "Flight 93" (Paul Greengrass), "The Sentinel" (with Michael Douglas), "Manhattan" (Woody Allen).
Jodi Long
Jodi Long made her Broadway debut at age 7 inNowhere To Go But Up directed by Sidney Lumet, the first of 5 Broadway shows: Loose Ends with Kevin Kline, The Bacchae with Irene Papas, Stephen Sondheim's Getting Away With Murder and the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, for which she won an Ovation Award at The Mark Taper Forum. Lincoln Center, Public Theater, Roundabout, MTC, ranging from Wasserstein to Shakespeare to originating 5 David Hwang plays. Film: Beginners with Ewan McGregor,Patty Hearst, Sour Sweet, The Hot Chick, Striking Distance and Rollover with Jane Fonda. TV: Okcha inSullivan And Son, Margaret Cho's mother inAll American Girl, Cafe American, Falling Water. Jodi wrote and co-produced the award winning documentaryLong Story Short about her vaudevillian parents. Her one woman show,Surfing DNA, garnered her an Ovation Nomination for Best Solo Performance.
Dee Hoty
BROADWAY: Bright Star, Gigi, Mamma Mia!, City of Angels (Outer Critic's Circle nomination) as well as Tony Award nominations for her roles in Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, and Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. REGIONAL THEATRE: The Kennedy Center, Two River Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hartford Stage Co., Walnut Street Theatre, San Jose Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Paper Mill Playhouse. TELEVISION: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Sinner, Elementary, Smash, Law and Order. FILM: I.E.D., The Chaperone. BA in Speech & Theatre, plus Honorary Doctor of Arts from Otterbein University.
John Glover
Broadway: Saint Joan, The Cherry Orchard, Macbeth, Death of A Salesman, The Royal Family, Waiting for Godot (Tony Nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone, Give Me Your Answer, Do!, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Award),Tartuffe. Off Broadway: (Select Credits): Fire And Air, Troilus and Cressida, Nikolai and the Others, The Paris Letter (Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination). Television (Select Credits): "Smallville," "Brimstone," "Frasier," (Emmy Nom.) "An Early Frost," (Emmy Nom.) "Crime and Punishment," (Emmy Nom.) (Emmy Nom.) "Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder," (Emmy Nom.) "L.A. Law." (Emmy Nom.) Film: over 35 films including Payback, Batman and Robin, Love! Valour Compassion!, Gremlins II, Scrooged, The Chocolate War, Masquerade, 52 Pick-Up, White Nights, Melvin and Howard, Julia, and Annie Hall.
Tom McGowan
Oscar A. L. Cabrera
Oscar A. L. Cabrera is a New York based actor/playwright born and bred in the panhandle of Texas. Some acting credits include: Marfa Lights by Octavio Solis (INTAR); Patience by Mariana Coreno (LATC); St. Vincent (Rattlestick); Prospect by Octavio Solis (Boundless Theater). He is a current member of Emerging Writer's Group at the Public Theater, Serials Writer's Room at the Flea Theater, company member of INTAR's Unit52, and co-creator of the NYC Latinx Playwrighting Circle.
Alexandra Lemus
Alexandra Lemus is a NYC based actor, born and raised in Los Angeles, California.Trained at Stella Adler, Los Angeles. She writes, acts and produces with comedy sketch group In the Moment. TV: Hack My Life (TruTV) Film: Detained in the Desert (Josefina Lopez) Lexi and Micky (Ché Walker) Killing Joan (Todd Bartoo) Regional Theatre: Paloma (Kitchen Theatre Company) An Act of God (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre) NY Theatre: Are We Human (New Ohio Theatre) LA Theatre: Den of Thieves (Stella Adler LA) Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme (Casa 0101) Workshops: Used to Was, Maybe Did (Center Theatre Group ) The Madres (San Diego Rep).
Desiree Pinol
Desiree Pinol is thrilled to make her NJ Rep debut! New York credits include Unit 52 ensemble member (INTAR), Encapsulated(Navigators), The Glory of Living (Rising Sun Performance Company), The Golden Dove (Rising Sun), Blood Promise (NYSX). She received her BFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Endless love and thanks to her incredibly supportive family, friends, and partner Jackson. You can check her out at
Christopher M. Smith
Christopher M. Smith is honored to be a part of this World Premiere of Apple Season. Selected theatre credits include: The Gun Show (also by E.M. Lewis) - PS21/Chatham; Sex With Strangers - Portland Center Stage; Other Desert Cities - Speakeasy Stage Co., Boston; Serious Adverse Effects - National Black Theatre of Harlem; Orange Flower Water - Lyric Theatre, L.A.; Washington Square - The Actors' Ensemble, NY; Clever Little Lies - Florida Studio Theatre. TV credits include: Orange is the New Black; The Blacklist; TURN: Washington's Spies; I Love You...but I Lied. Originally from Ventura, CA, Christopher lives in Manhattan with his wife, Victoria.
Richard Kent Green
Richard Kent Green is thrilled and honored to return to NJ Rep in a new play by E. M. Lewis. He was last seen here in a reading of "Selina Peake" by Horton Foote, based on "So Big" by Edna Ferber. Stage: Einstein, Albert Einstein (St. Clements); March On!, White Reporter (The Apollo); Play to Win, Branch Rickey (The Promenade); The Sixth Commandment, Father Richard (BestOfFringeNYC). Film: "Giselle's Heart", "79 Parts", "Stanley Cuba"​, "​The Fallen", "Got This!"​. TV: "Saturday Night Live", "Sex & the City" New Media: "Off-Off Kilter" Company Artist at The Workshop Theater since 2002.
Kersti Bryan
Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Moscow Art Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Ensemble Studio Theatre, TheaterLab, NY Classical Theatre, plus others. TV/Film include: The Deuce, The Knick, Elementary, Golden Boy, Drop Dead Diva, Law and Order, Small MIracles, Actor Seeks Role, Hell's Heart. For NJ Rep Kersti was seen as Donna in Verisimilitude at West End Arts, and most recently, she appeared in Allison Gregory's Not Medea for Art House Productions in Jersey City.
Conan McCarty
Conan McCarty is pleased to make his New Jersey Repertory debut in 'The Source.' He has performed in plays by Shakespeare, Shepard, O'Neill, Chekhov, Mamet, Fugard, Steinbeck, Friel, Lee Blessing, Christopher Durang, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Martin, David Lindsay-Abaire, and Brendan Behan on and Off Broadway, NYTW, Manhattan Theater Club, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Pioneer Theater, Center Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, George Street Playhouse, The Old Globe, Shadowland Stages, Indiana Repertory, and the Downstairs Theater Bar at the West Bank Cafe.
Eleanor Handley
New York Theater includes Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem (Lincoln Center Theater), Chuck Mee's Limonade tous les jours (opposite Austin Pendelton) and Jack Canfora's Jericho (New York Times Critic's pick) Recent regional credits: On Golden Pond, Time Stands Still, Witness for the Prosecution (Barrymore nomination), Lost in Yonkers (Barrymore nomination). Eleanor has also performed extensively at the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals. Favorite roles include Cressida (Troilus and Cressida), Regan (King Lear), Maggie (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Beatrice (Much Ado about Nothing), Milady (The Three Musketeers), Elvira (Blithe Spirit), and Kate (Taming of the Shrew). Television appearances include As the World Turns, Royal Pains and Unforgettable.
Daven Ralston
Daven Ralston is a DC-based actor, musician, and composer. Select DC area theater credits include: Once at Olney Theatre Center; How I Learned to Drive at Round House Theatre; The Winter's Tale and As You Like It at Folger Theatre; Three Sistersand No Sisters at Studio Theatre; Everything is Illuminated at Theatre J; Top Girls and The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket at Keegan Theatre; Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure at Imagination Stage; The Magi at Hub Theatre; A Bid to Save the World at Rorschach Theatre; Wild Sky at Solas Nua (company member); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Friendship Betrayed, and The Madwoman of Chaillot at WSC Avant Bard; Space Bop, and Snow Day at Arts on the Horizon; and A Midsummer Night's Dream at PG County Shakespeare Festival. When Daven is not acting onstage, she is working as a musician, songwriter, and teaching artist in the DMV area.
Joseph Carlson
Joseph Carlson was last seen at New Jersey Rep in[A1] Mutual Philanthropy. Off Broadway: uncle tom: de-constructed, The Conciliation Project. Select Regional credits: Kleptocracy, and Soveriegnty at Arena Stage, The Night Alive (Roundhouse Theater,) Colossal (Olney Theater Center, Helen Hayes award nomination for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play, and Outstanding Ensemble), Nat Turner in Jerusalem (Forum Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (The Firehouse Theater, Richmond Theater Critics Circle nomination for Best Actor in a Play), Dancing at Lughnasa (Tantrum Theater), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (Virginia Repertory Theater), Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, Brave Spirits Theater, Macbeth in Voodoo Macbeth, American Century Theater, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressidda, Antony and Cleopatra, Henry IV Part II, Henry V at Quill Theater. Joe Can be seen on Netflix as Frank James in The American West, AMC's Turn, William Clark in National Geographic's Frontieresmen, and the academy award nominated film Lincoln. Joe holds an MFA in Acting Directing Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and is the 2018 Recipient of the 10 under 10 Alumni Award. Joe is an Artistic Associate of The Conciliation Project, a social justice theater company dedicated to using challenging dramatic work to open honest dialogue about racism and oppression in America in order to repair their damaging legacies.
Steve Brady
NJ Rep debut, has appeared on Broadway, INHERIT THE WIND; Off-Broadway in BILL W. AND DR. BOB, Soho Playhouse; THE POWER OF DARKNESS, The Mint; A DANGEROUS PERSONALITY, Perry Street Theatricals. He did the National Tour of THE EXONERATED; World Tour of WEST SIDE STORY, and a German Tour as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Regional credits include Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep Theatre if St. Louis, Denver Center, The Arden, Wilma Theatre, Riverside Playhouse, Gulfshore Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Shadowland Stages, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and others. TV Credits include Law & Order, Law & Order  CI, Webster, Diff'rent Strokes and Seinfeld.
Adam von Pier
Select NJ Rep: Recently played Tommy in the world premiere of Lily by Christopher Daftsios. Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Voyager One, The Source, Wolf at the Door (NNPN World Premiere), Mercy, Issei, He Say, Wild Horses (NNPN World Premiere), The Calling, Mutual Philanthropy, Halftime with Don (NNPN World Premiere), & Juliet, Love Letters (w/Dan Lauria & Wendie Malick), The Jag. Stage manager for "5 By Ferber" Festival, and annually for the West End Festival of the Arts. NYC: Proper Etiquette, Not with Haste. Other: Gypsy, South Pacific, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RUMORS, Mr. Marmalade.
Tait Ruppert
Tait is happy and honored to be a part of this World Premiere of Lily. Theatre credits include: Broadway: Candida, Off-Broadway: Album (Cherry Lane Theatre), Lone Star. Regional Theatre credits include: Another Country (Long Wharf Theatre), Anna Christie (Odyssey Theatre L.A.) The Matchmaker. New Jersey Regional credits include: Later Life, Accomplice, Our Mother's Brief Affair, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz. Most recently appeared as Charlie in The Bridges of Madison County (SOPAC). Film and TV credits include: Diner, Swordfish, Clean, Veronica's Closet, Mad TV, Everything's Fine (award winning short), Getting On.
Joy Donze
Joy Donze is thrilled to be making her New Jersey Rep debut! Some favorite credits include: Vanda (Venus and Fur) Portia (Merchant of Venice) Juliet (R&J) and Beth in the Off-Broadway World Premiere of Romantic Trapezoid. Joy's award winning Solo Show "13 and not Pregnant" received Best Comedy at the United Solo festival in NYC, and received 5 star reviews at the famous Edinburgh Fringe festival in Scotland. Aside from acting Joy is also a Producer, Director, and Teaching Artist. Special thanks to NJ rep, her manager Maggie, and her loving partner. For more info:
Alberto Bonilla
Alberto Bonilla made his Broadway debut understudying Dr.Wally/Bob for Roundabout Theatre's production of Marvin's Room. Other NYC theater credits include The Blameless, The Diorama, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, The Laramie Project and Raft of the Medusa. Selected film credits: The God Committee, The Sunlit Night, Youth in Oregon, Sleep Walk with Me, Cop Out, Pride and Glory, and My Best Friend's Girl. Selected television credits: Russian Doll, Iron Fist, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Person of Interest, The Sopranos, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Alberto received his M.F.A. from Rutgers University.
A. J. Melnick
AJ Melnick Favorite Project: Old Brick Reformed Church's production of Godspell ("We Beseech Thee"). Regional: NJ Rep's Wild Horses (Ensemble) and Theater Brut Festival 2018-19 (Youth, Son, Apprentice Huckster, Dilly Dally) (Spencer). New York: Proper Etiquette (Ben) at Manhattan Repertory Theater. He also likes to share music on his YouTube channel! Though initially expecting a camping trip, this forest is cool too.
Gwenn Malick
Gwenn Malick is a recent graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy where she starred in the devised play Hint! A Masked Murder Mystery, And Then There Were None, The Learned Ladies, among others. She spent last summer studying Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. Gwenn has also been an environmental activist since she was 5, and has lobbied against horse slaughter in Washington D.C. She is very excited to be at New Jersey Rep working on Lee Blessing's new play alongside Dan and Wendie.
Sophia Lucia Parola
Sophia Lucia Parola is honored to be making her debut with NJ Rep. Sophia is a local here in NJ. She began acting at Brookdale's Performing Arts Center with her mentor, John Bukovec. Some credits at The PAC include: Dead Man's Cell Phone, and As You Like It. Recent credits include, Julius Caesar with Stages On The Sound, and A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hip To Hip Theatre. A big thank you to the director, Evan, for trusting her for the part; her family and friends who always support her; and as always, thank you Mama. I miss you.
Phillip Clark
Phillip most recently appeared Off-Broadway In Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage Company/Transport Group). Broadway: Come Back, Little Sheba; Fifth of July and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Off-Broadway: Omnium Gatherum; A Last Dance for Sybil; The Director; Romeo & Juliet (Lortel Theatre) and The Boys in the Band. Regional Theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival); Old Globe; Mark Taper Forum; Huntington; Cleveland Play House (and National Theatres of Slovakia and Czech Republic); Portland Center Stage; Studio Arena.
John Caliendo
Point Pleasant native. Select NYC/Regional: Over The River And Through The Woods (Shadowland Stages), Hamlet & Romeo+Juliet (The Drilling Company), In The Spotlight (Ruthless Nightingale), Good Daddy (Village Playwrights), The Wendigo (Stable Cable Lab Co.), Big Mistake (Greenhouse Ensemble Theatre), Work Of Art (Manhattan Rep), & Company (Bucks County Playhouse). Film/TV: Real Love, The Deuce S2, Bull S4.
Armando Acevedo
Acevedo is happy to be joining the New Jersey Repertory Company in their world premiere of Lia Romeo's The Forest after participating in several readings of the play at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. He recently appeared as Pablo in Native Gardens at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, as Bill in Mamma Mia! at American Stage in the Park in St. Petersburg, and as Amir in GableStage's acclaimed production of Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning Disgraced in South Florida. He has also played multiple doctors, lawyers and detectives on Telemundo and Univision. The Miami native received his graduate degree in theatre from the California Institute of the Arts and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Christopher Grant
Chris Grant is an up and coming actor who is enrolled in the Equity Membership Candidate Program and had recently obtained a Bachelor of Arts Theatre degree at Kean University. Notable on-stage credits include: Darnell King in Premiere Stages's Brick City. He also played many roles at his alma mater Kean University as Lucius in Jesus Hopped The A Train and Lucien in Boys Next Door. He had recently won Premiere Stages' Senior Endeavor Award for writing and wished to continue creating great work and inspiring the masses. To see more you can visit ChrisGrantActing.Com.
Jenny O'Hara
O'Hara is delighted to be a part of this wonderful new play at NJ Rep. She is a veteran of both stage and film with credits spanning five decades. Some of her recent television appearances include recurring roles on Transparent, The Mindy Project and The King of Queens, as well a guest starring roles on Perry Mason, The Good Doctor, This is Us, The Kids are Alright, Chicago Fire, and American Housewife to mention a few. She has starred on Broadway in The Odd Couple (female version), The Iceman Cometh, Promises, Promises, The Kid, and The Fig Leaves are Falling. She made her Broadway debut in Dylan with Alec Guinness. Her film credits include Killing Eleanor, just released on Amazon and Apple TV+, Devil, Matchstick Men, Mystic River, Angie, Career Opportunities and Heartbeat. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in NY and Ensemble Studio Theatre LA. So far, so good!
Micaela Lamas
Micaela just recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Texas State University and is now based in NYC. Some of her favorite credits include Sister Act (Deloris), Spring Awakening (Ilse), The Tempest (Gonzalo), & Mazkapan (Mysterio). Enjoy the show!
Jillian Louis
Jillian is thrilled to perform at NJ Rep and with The Pin-Up Girls!! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Tour: Cheers (Diane); Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor, Chick Flick, Midnight Street (Assistant Director); Regional: Walnut Street, North Shore, Denver Center, Casa Manana, Prince Music Theatre, American Theatre Group, Florida Rep, Florida Studio, many many more; Concert & Cabaret: Town Hall, Buxton Opera House, Symphony Space, Cabaret 313, 54 Below, St. Louis Rep. TV/ Film/ Digital: Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, Mount Joy, Wallflowers. Jillian loves new art and new voices and has contributed to the development of over 200 projects! She teaches and coaches privately and through Broadway Plus and Paper Kite Arts and has an album and a Joni Mitchell concert in the works!
Sara Glancy
Sara Glancy (she/her) is thrilled to make her NJ Rep debut with The Pin-Up Girls! Off-Broadway: Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School (May), The Civil War (Jackie U/S); Touring: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Peter Pan (Wendy), Dragons Love Tacos (Mercy); Select NYC/Regional: As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), Falling (Shadowland Stages). Sara's favorite thing in the world is developing new work. She's participated in countless readings, workshops, and concerts. A couple favorites of these include multiple readings of Trevor: the Musical and a developmental workshop of Rosie Revere: Engineer as the titular Rosie. To learn more about Sara, find her on Instagram @SaraGlancy1 or at
Brittany Jeffery
Brittany Jeffery, a New Jersey native, is thrilled to be making her New Jersey Rep debut in Pin Up Girls! She recently closed a production of Pin-Up Girls at the Meadowbrook Theater and is thrilled to be playing Leanne once more. Her recent credits include: Brooke in Noises Off, Anna in The King & I, Heidi in [title of show] and many more.You also may have caught her on Law & Order SVU or even seen her competing on the Food Network!Love to my PUGS,Matt,my family and the Avalon Artists Group!
Oriana Lada
Oriana Lada (She/Her/Hers). Oriana, who was born and raised in Minnesota!, is thrilled to be back at NJ Rep after workshopping Eden Prairie, 1971 here last year. She is an actress and singer based in New York City. You can currently spot her in Hardee's and Carl's Jr. commercials running nationwide. She is also the co-host of Verizon Media's ADD TO CART. NYC: Summer Valley Fair (New York Musical Festival). Regional: A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company). Film: Lolita Express (Houselight). Education: BFA, University of Evansville; MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. Love to Matthew - I can't wait to marry you!
Emilio Cuesta
Emilio Cuesta is a New York-based actor and musician. He can be seen in primetime television series, including Showtime's "Homeland" and "City on a Hill," as well as "Dopesick" on Hulu. Other credits include "American Assassin" and the independent feature," From Nowhere". Prior to the Covid pandemic, he was cast as the lead in Greg Kotis's (Tony-award winning writer for "Urinetown") off-Broadway show "I am Nobody." He trained at the William Esper Studio and The Beverly Hills Playhouse Club. Emilio is also director for film and television, being recently admitted to the DGA after doing second unit work for the upcoming FOX series, "Accused". Aside from acting and directing, Emilio helms the live rock band QUESTA. He has released several singles, and his first single "Feedin" was bought by M. Night Shyamalan to be used in the Apple TV series, "Servant". The band has and continues to perform around Manhattan's underground music scene at establishments such as the Cutting Room, Arlenes Grocery, Rockwood Music Hall, and many more.
Tom Souhrada
Broadway & National Tours: MARY POPPINS, KINKY BOOTS, EVITA, MY FAIR LADY, THE KING & I, CS Lewis' THE GREAT DIVORCE and THE BOY FRIEND (Directed by Julie Andrews) Off-B'way: POPCORN FALLS (Directed by Christian Borle) DESPERATE MEASURES (New World Stages) LIBERTY (Theatre 80) THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE (Ars Nova) MARDI GRAS/THE LAST WORD (York) BROKEN HANDS (NY Fringe Festival Award of Excellence), THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, TONY AND TINA'S WEDDING. Regionally, Tom has performed at many of the top theatre across the country, such as Goodspeed, St. Louis Rep, Gateway, Ogunquit, Cincinnati Playhouse, FL Rep, etc. TV & Film: LAW & ORDER, THE GOOD FIGHT, SUBMISSIONS ONLY, MARRY ME & as "Prof. Ed M. Ology" & "Mimi" on the children's YouTube series THE HELLO YOU! SHOW. Graduate of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. IG:tsouhrada
Jeff Rubino
Theater credits include DON'T LOOK BACK (Voyage Theater Co.), LOBBY HERO (Pacific Stages), WAITING FOR LEFTY (Circle in the Square), WORLD OF SINATRAS (Arclight Theatre), IN SEARCH OF RED RIVER DOG (New Jersey Rep), THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY (NY Fringe Festival), AS YOU LIKE IT (Circle in the Square), THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHUAN (Irvine Barclay Theatre), MACBETH (The Little Theatre), THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (The Little Theatre), PARTY TALK (Expanded Arts). TV credits include GREY'S ANATOMY, BULL, BLUE BLOODS, HEAD CASES, THE WITCH'S REDE, ALL MY CHILDREN, AS THE WORLD TURNS. Training: MFA UC Irvine
Molly Carden
NY: Emotional Creature (Signature Theatre), Please Continue (Ensemble Studio Theater), How To Live On Earth (Colt Coeur), Cherry Smoke (Working Theater), Downtown Race Riot (NYSF/Powerhouse Theater). Regional: Midwives (George Street Playhouse), Indecent (Weston Playhouse), The Carpenter (Alley Theatre), Translations (Studio Theatre), Frankenstein (Denver Center), On Clover Road (CATF), Emotional Creature (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Great Immensity, (The Civilians at Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Molly is currently developing her solo show I Came Back For Molly, which she has performed at NYSAF, the TANK and United Solo Festival. Proud member of Colt Coeur, EST, and the 52nd St. Project. B.F.A. from UNCSA.
Kevin O'Rourke
Kevin O'Rourke has performed on Broadway in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, SPOILS OF WAR, and ALONE TOGETHER, as well as THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Lincoln Center, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at The White Heron, THE NIGHT ALIVE at John Drew, productions at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Arena Stage, Roundabout, Long Wharf, Primary Stages, Barrington Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Baltimore's Centerstage. His roles on television include MADAM SERETARY, LAW AND ORDER, THE SOPRANOS, OUTSIDERS, ELEMENTARY and VEEP. He also won a SAG Award for his role as Edward Bader on BOARDWALK EMPIRE and was nominated for his role on AMC's REMEMBER WENN. His film credits include THE IRISHMAN with Robert DiNiro and Al Pacino, AMERICAN PICKLE, VICE VERSA, THE AVIATOR, TATOO and FREEHELD. As a director, Kevin staged the NY premiere of Abi Morgan's TENDER, Jonathon Draxton's SOLDIER at HERE Arts Center, and THE PHYSICISTS at Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2005 he founded the WILLIAMS COLLEGE SUMMER THEATRE LAB and for 10 years served as its Artistic Director.
Kaileela Hobby
Kaileela is an NYC-based actor and singer. Last spring she received her MFA from the NYU Grad Acting Program. Some favorite credits include Off Broadway: Vanity Fair(The Pearl) Other NYC theatre: Bachelorette(Good Bad Group) Regional: Macbeth, Twelfth Night(Shakespeare & Company) Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar(Oregon Shakespeare Festival) Mother of the Maid, Screenplay by Stalin (Berkshire Playwright's Lab) North Star(Williamstown Theatre Festival). She is also a volunteer with the 52nd Street Project where she most recently got to play an Evil Cobra. Big thanks to her incredibly supportive partner and family, and her management team at Red Letter.
Charlie Hudson, III
BROADWAY: A Raisin in the Sun. OFF BROADWAY: Nollywood Dreams (MCC Theater), (A) Loft Modulation (American Vicarious), Hurt Village (Signature). REGIONAL: King Hedley II, A Raisin in the Sun, Seven Guitars (Two Rivers Theater), Detroit '67 (Playmakers Rep), The Mountaintop (Northern Stage), Father Comes Home from the Wars (ART), Clybourne Park, Beneatha's Place, (Baltimore Centerstage); The Piano Lesson (Yale Rep), Master Harold and The Boys (Portland Stage Company); Fly, Richard III, All the King's Men, Cyrano de Bergerac, (Trinity Rep), Mother Courage (Public Theater/NYSF), Threepenny Opera (WTF). TELEVISION: Archive 81(Netflix), Manifest (NBC), The Night Of (HBO), NCIS: Hawaii (CBS), Shades of Blues (NBC), The Good Fight (CBS), Unforgettable (CBS), Forever (ABC), The Rosa Parks Story (CBS), and A Raisin in the Sun "Revisited" (PBS). FILM: Roxanne, Roxanne; Complete Unknown; Twelve; Newlyweeds; Lillian. TRAINING: Alabama State University and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium. I would like to thank my family for their love and support.
Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Cynthia was born in Berlin, Germany, grew up primarily in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Just out of college, Cynthia booked a supporting role in Warner Brothers' The Lake House, followed by a recurring role on FOX's Prison Break. She then landed a series regular on NAACP award winning comedy, The Real Husbands of Hollywood opposite the hilarious Kevin Hart. During 5 seasons of filming, she also had recurring roles on Survivors Remorse, Nashville, Bosch and booked the lead in the NBC drama pilot, Love is a Four Letter Word. She has recently starred in Prince of Peoria on Netflix, Coyote on CBS/Paramount+, Apple TV+'s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and can currently be seen starring in BET+'s Average Joe and Bosch: Legacy. Cynthia worked with Inda Craig-Galvan on BlackSuperHeroMagicMama at The Geffen Playhouse and is excited to be back on the stage working on her favorite piece from this playwright!
De'Lon Grant
De'Lon spent five years on Broadway in Come From Away, and also stars in the live capture currently streaming on Apple TV+. He spent three years touring domestically and internationally in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys. He is the co-creator, co-producer and co-host of a new podcast called Lemme Fix It, available wherever you get your favorite podcasts. @thedelondotcom